Wouldn’t locavorism taken to its logical extreme repudiate formal socialism? It would seem to me that the drive to establish small, self-sufficient local economies would require that little or no transfers of resources ought to take place between those communities. After all, the push for local living is intended to ensure that goods and services […]
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There are many reasons why people support the idea of “buying local.” (See here and here for a little more information). But the most prominent among these ideas is that buying local is somehow “good” for the environment. So, let’s focus on that one aspect of the “buying local” idea. Here’s my query: if the […]
So that you can drink 1 calorie of diet soda requires 2,200 calories of fossil energy,” he said. “A glass of water is significantly less.” Read the story here. And yes, I did go to that school. I’ll just pose this one question. The nutritional content of the machine I am using to write this […]
Modern consumers are confronted with a dizzying array of product colors, sizes, styles, textures, tastes and nutritional content to choose from. Increasingly, individuals are being asked to consider decisions that extend beyond the boundaries of a product’s physical characteristics. Were your jeans made in a sweatshop? Was your cell-phone assembled in a country that harbors […]