Buy locally

I’m all for buying locally and, given a choice, will even pay a bit more for locally grown or locally produced products. However, I think that as a movement it will not succeed with any amount of education or marketing and will remain an ideal practiced by select individuals (read: people with money and education). That only thing that will make real change is a change in the economics of transporting goods. So if you want to support real change, instead of wearing ‘Buy Local!’ stickers, you should probably wear ‘Raise the gas tax!’ or ‘Eliminate tax breaks for oil companies!’. Heh, well, okay — maybe that won’t do either.