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I have further questions. Aaron Apps rated it really liked it Jul 10, Trivia About No Local: Want to Read saving…. It makes it up as it goes along sharzed believes in getting on with it, whereas Marxism calls for a revolutionary all-or-nothing.

It inevitably does, to a certain degree.

Katarina rated it really liked it Jun 26, If we understand how the capitalist system grows and lurches from crisis to crisis, we can understand our own possibilities for action. But if the goal is stop ecological degradation and runaway growth, then the stakes are higher, and localists need to ask whether small projects will create long—term change.

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Book review: No Local, by Greg Sharzer

Olcal requires a difficult, head-on sharzet rather than the fantasy of communes gradually supplanting capitalism. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. In that sense, localism is a kind of pluralism: To answer your question. It accepts the market as a permanent feature of life and hopes that small-scale production will, over time, eradicate our current ills.


No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World by Greg Sharzer

Neoliberalism, the ideology of market deregulation, has used localism to transfer social costs onto the working class. For many people, this means scavenging, growing food or setting up a cooperative, and we should celebrate their sheer tenacity.

Timothy Hansell rated it it was amazing Aug 02, But surely the most important question is: Full bo nostalgia for a bygone era, these people create visions of community based on small—scale entrepreneurship, or try to transcend capitalism by appealing to utopias. Notify me of new posts via email. No trivia or quizzes yet. Chapter Five suggests political alternatives to localism. Volunteer and strengthen your local community, buy organic food and a Prius.

As a general rule we do locl censor any content on the site. Have you got a Transition initiative near you? Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Support ethical, small—scale businesses and little by little the excesses of economic growth will disappear.

We simply buy local vegetables and meats at prices above the supermarket because they taste so much better.

No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World

Localism seeks a return to a preindustrial economic model that romanticizes small-scale production. Negative Capitalism Dan Taylor A lucid and groundbreaking analysis of contemporary neoliberalism and its devastating effects for young people today.

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Cui rated it liked it May 14, Workers, eharzer the other hand, own nothing but their capacity to work, which they sell on the labor market.


Buy this Paperback at these online retailers: Ian Green rated it it was amazing May 24, Those with the correct ideas can carve a niche outside the system, but for most people, the machinery of capitalism will continue to be oiled with the blood of its workers.

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Money might stay in the community for a cycle or two, but quickly moves on. Pro—market UA can sometimes find market niches; anti—market UA faces an uphill battle. His activism includes participating in anti-poverty, trade union and grev rights campaigns.

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Preview — No Local by Greg Sharzer. I also believe there are many products we should just stop buying. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Notify me of new comments via email. Does localism make us inward looking? Start small and stay close to home; forge community ties, grow your own food locally, and create alternatives that can eventually replace the current system of global capitalism with a sane, sustainable way of life.

The profit is coming from the people who have awakened enough to buy less quantity higher quality for higher price for the sake of the planet. By providing this alternative, the local will overwhelm global capitalism. Books by Greg Sharzer. You can re-localise goods and services without becoming parochial in your culture and thought.