This is a fine brief column. I wish everyone would read it, share it with a friend, then read it again. It’s excellent.
Each of the buy-local argument/fallacies is handled in turn.
Debunking the “Shop Small Saturday” Rationale : Foundation for Economic Education: As long as it’s peaceful, shop wherever you like. That includes buying local, “shopping small,” or buying materials to make your own gifts. But please: don’t feel guilty about holiday shopping at a big box. A lot of people are selling fallacious thinking. Events like “Shop Small Saturday” can be just another form of rent seeking.