The Politics of a Dollar

September 15, 2014 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

 

There is growing local-living movement that calls for every community to support local businesses, care for the planet, and build local food networks.

Encouraging smart business owners is important, but it’s only part of the challenge. We also need smart citizens and neighbors, and this is where local-living advocates have been relatively unsuccessful. What we need is a campaign to have citizens realize that every dollar they spend is a vote. A vote as powerful, maybe more powerful, than any vote on Election Day.

What’s needed is to better publicize to everyday people the costs of buying cheap and eating fast. How about some billboards that shout that 37 cents of every fast food and big box dollar leaves the city? Only 25 cents leaves if you shop at your neighbor’s business.

Read more in this Abundant Community article by Peter Block HERE>>


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Entry filed under: Business, Community, Economy, Relocalization.

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