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Buy Local, Sell Global; Trade Protectionism and Community Vigor

January 31, 2009 – Comments (2)

Buy local, sell global has been my personal mantra for quite some time.  There is much hand-wringing of late over the ascendence of trade protectionism in thought, if not in action.  It will be a problem if national barriers to trade are thrown up.  However, that is not antithetical to a personal decision to buy "locally."  Trade barriers are simply akin to legislating morality.  We all need the free choice to buy cheap, or buy quality, buy from our friends and neighbors, or to make a conscious decision to not support someone who does not support our own selfish interests.  [more]

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