Overall, we agree with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and their proposal for a set of new rules that builds community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics. The rules call for:

  • Decisions made by those impacted
  • Communities accepting responsibility for the welfare of their members and the next generation
  • Households and communities possessing or owning sufficient productive capacity to generate real wealth

NewRules.org discusses the importance of these rules and shares the best. Learn more at www.newrules.org.

While buying local is a great way to start shifting behavior, it’s not enough, says Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher at the Institute for Local Self Reliance. In her talk for TEDxDirigo, she lays out what’s next and why it matters.