“As consumers we are very weak,” so what else can we do to help change the world? We are going against a very powerful and well-structured institutions. We agree with Stacey Mitchell that we need to change the underlying structures and work collectively.
Stacey Mitchell believes that buying local is only the first step and that we need to transform the “buy local” trend to political action. As we mentioned around election time, voting is one way to make a difference. Now that elections are over, it does not mean that we have to stop here. Marc and I want to do more than buy or patronize local businesses. This is one reason why we are working on I LOB Resources but we realize that we can do more. What are your thoughts on this? What can you do to help build a better economy?