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The Shift: Business Leaders Choose Connection

Michelle Long | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Michelle Long

We are not meant to be in service to the economy. The economy is meant to be in service to us. Yet today many of us feel powerless to an economic system that is collectively leading to results that no one wants. We have been taught scarcity and hyper-individualism, that it is "us versus them." Nowhere more so than in business.

How To Make A Political Revolution

David Morris | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
David Morris

On June 14th, North Dakotans voted to overrule their government's decision to allow corporate ownership of farms. That they had the power to do so was...

Greece, the Troika and Maggie Thatcher

David Morris | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
David Morris

In its policies toward Greece, the "Troika" -- a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund -- has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher's social and political philosophy, memorably captured in her chilling assertion, "There is no such thing as society."

Support Fearless Small-Business Owners

Ree Varcoe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

I challenge you to look around your own village, town or city and rediscover those little golden nugget merchants lost in a sea of contemporary, bulk-buying, cheap import stores. Drive a little bit out of your way to reach them once in a while if they're not on your normal commute.

Buy Local Campaigns Boost Small Business Revenues

Jeff Milchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Milchen

Campaigns that highlight the importance of local independent business can provide a big boost for small businesses and local economies battered by the recession, suggests a new survey by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.