Localization Does Not Mean "Anti-Business"
All too often, environmentalists and local economy advocates are framed as being anti-progress, when really it's a question of asking what kind of progress (and what kind of growth) do we want to see. Rob Hopkins has a great interview with BALLE pioneer and localization advocate Michael Shuman. Here's the money quote: "...the wealth and the time and the resources that localisation provides to a community enables it to be a more powerful and effective participant in international affairs." I couldn't agree more.