Distributism believes in supporting the local economy over the “global economy”. It defends and promotes small and medium-sized businesses and cooperatives over big business and multinational conglomerates. It holds that government policy - national and local - should favor small businesses and co-ops rather than big businesses.

With this in mind, we have news about an alliances of small businesses that has been operating since 2001. With over 15,000 members in America and Canada, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) provides tools and resources to build local economies. With members of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the E. F. Schumacher Society on their advisory board, BALLE helps grow community-based businesses and more.

Networks like this, along with cutting the size and scope of big government, will help America and Canada move toward a Distributist future. For further information on what you can do to bring this to your neighborhood, click on the link above.

And then act on what your learn.


gregbd Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 11:01:00 AM CDT  

Thanks for pointing this organization out. We need more of these organizations to grow and hit the mainstream.

Leo Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10:39:00 PM CDT  

We need to get to get the word out to people, we need a bigger presence on the web, and in the economic world, as most people think that distributism is something that may have worked in the past, but can only exist in that kind of world, and it is outdated, that it could not work in a modern world. So we do need to "hit the mainstream" so to speak, 'cause we are not making a big enough of a spash.

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