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Only those who take leisurely what the people of the world are busy about can be busy about what the people of the world take leisurely.-- Chang Ch'ao via Lin Yutang.
Tuesday, January 4
"So where are you from?" I asked. "England," she replied. "We can't buy from you," I said, "since you're not local!"
"I'm not for sale," she replied.
"Everyone's for sale."
Anyway, here's a brief explanation on why the economics (and the implied morality) of the buy local movement is fundamentally flawed.
Full disclosure: I sometimes enjoy locally sourced foods and goods, but recognize it's a shopping choice, not a moral one, as the authors put it. Some of the gifts I gave at Christmas were locally made, but then I took them to California so I don't know what that means as for "local-ness." One was a book buy a guy who lives in my city, but I don't know where the printing was done. And yes it's a true story above.