Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages, and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient, and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back to the community, where it belongs.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
On the bus this morning a friend and I were talking about the slow trend away from outsourcing to other countries and towards in-sourcing - in other words going more local than overseas. Interesting, then, to see this extract turn up in The Daily Asterisk, a six-day-a-week quote that I get by email.