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Why We Can't Shop Our Way to a Better Economy

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What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy. We canít do that through the sum of our individual behavior in the marketplace. We can only do it by exercising our collective power as citizens.Ē

Posted January 03, 2012

Stacy Mitchell is a researcher and writer at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a national nonprofit organization that challenges corporate consolidation of the economy and champions policies to nurture community-scaled enterprise.

Stacy directs two ILSR initiatives on independent business and community banking. Her analysis has helped inspire many grassroots campaigns and provided empirical support for changes to local and state policy.

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