Lean Local Economies

Image via Wikipedia There is a knack to saying things that people don’t want to hear, and still sounding intelligent. Most people who have an interest in the economy want a few mostly obvious things: for their stocks to keep increasing in value for whatever they want to be conveniently available at a reasonable price […]

Reinventing Primary Resource Towns

Similar to many communities in the Kootenays, there are towns across North America that are facing tough decisions on their long term survivalbility in the changes that a global economy has enforced. Some communities are going for the local “eco” or tourism based experience market, and there have been some successes in the short term […]

The Social Reality of Outsourcing

While corporations in America look to keeping their bottom line in the black – few of the consumers (as we’ve been reduced to) wandering around their local WalMart in a retail induced stupor realize or care how reliant North America has become of outsourced labor and factory work – and what the implications fo the […]