Well Fed Neighbors

People always ask, "What can we do?"

This is what we can do:


10 comments:

Anonymous,  Monday, February 8, 2010 at 11:29:00 AM CST  

My apologies for being off-topic but I was wondering if the political economy of distributism was due to be published anytime soon?

John Médaille Monday, February 8, 2010 at 11:49:00 AM CST  

No apologies necessary. The book will be published this summer by ISI Books under the Title, "Toward a Truly Free Market."

Anonymous,  Monday, February 8, 2010 at 4:09:00 PM CST  

Thanks for the response, it's on my to buy list.

CrisisMaven Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 2:46:00 PM CST  

Good video, nd thanks for pointing out the alliance. However, I don't quite get their agenda - because if the US as well as the EU would just stop meddling with farming, most of this would happen naturally!

Bsdouglass Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 7:45:00 PM CST  

Thanks for the video. Hadn't seen that group around before. Looks quite good. I figure that something similar could quite easily be done in East TN.

ChrisMaven:

Well, yes if the Feds and the EU (and UN) would get their noses out of everything many things would be greatly improved.

Tom Laney Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 8:00:00 AM CST  

Another thing we should all be doing is promoting the Steelworkers/Mondragon initiative with everyone we know.

Chris Campbell Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 8:10:00 AM CST  

Bsdouglass,

well put, I like the anti-federalist period of early 1800's in this country, where most money/power was in communities, then counties, then states....little Fed involvment and most had little contact with fed govt, other than post office..

not saying it was a Catholic State ideal, but closer by far than todays Govt....

Septeus7,  Friday, February 12, 2010 at 7:51:00 AM CST  

The plan to organize local gardeners and farmers into trade network is an excellent idea and actually a very old one. The goal of the traditional American system is increase per capita per square kilometer production.

Now where Distributism improves on that idea is the which increasing per capita production we should also increase per capita ownership of capital.

As for power generation I think we should go for small scale modile reactors (25MW to 400MW). Now that kind of high technology is what cities are for in order to provide rural communities with what they need.

But unfortunately, America is getting our butt kicked in the nuclear reactor business because of a certain idiot in Washington namely a certain budget director who has basically killed all small scale development scale in favor of the Big Boys and because of a certain regulatory agency that can't get its act together.

The Chinese, Koreans, the Russians, and Japanese are building dozens of new reactors and getting close to finishing 4th gen prototypes and we sitting around complaining about lack of allocated funds for a new review process for the new design plans for the reactors when they have known for years that they were coming down the pipe.

Talk to Rod Adams (Atomic Insights Blog) or Charles Burton (Nuclear Green Blog) about the details.

We really have a chance with small scale reactors, desalination plants, and plasma arc waste recovery plants to make very clean close to closed loop local production cycle but we are now on the official energy path to nowhere thanks to Washington.

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