Tag Archive for Buy Local

Buy Local To Save The World?

One of the most pervasive, misguided, economic beliefs I encounter is the religion of “buy local.” And it is nearly always profoundly wrong. More annoyingly, those who scream the credo the loudest appear to be the most confident. The article…

When And Where Should I “Buy Local?”

I’ve posted about the “buy local” phenomenon several times before. Links below. [ Be sure to listen to the podcast: Dr. Boudreaux on the Economics of "Buy Local" ] Uncrate is one of my favorite Web sites for cool gear…

Buy Local Isn’t Necessarily Good For The Environment

Think before you buy local, just for the sake of buying local. Freakonomics – The Inefficiency of Local Food: Two members of Congress earlier this month introduced legislation advancing a food reform movement promising to help resolve the great environmental…

Does “Buy Local” Really Do What You Think?

Fantastic column, well worth the read. Got Cheap Milk? – By Charles Kenny – Foreign Policy: What about “local”? Perhaps locally grown produce tastes better to some people. And perhaps it is psychologically better to have close contact with the…

Invest Your Money Within 50 Miles?

As I read elsewhere a few weeks back (can’t recall where): “We’ve tried the ‘local’ movement before with respect to economies, we called it the Middle Ages.” The author in the article linked below says we should invest our money…