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Ecology / Farming / Food

On Food and Farming – the Common Agricultural Policy

I’ve been mulling over writing on issues around food and farming for some time, looking at our relationship with the countryside, our expectations for cheap produce, and the value we place on the suppliers, wildlife and food. Thanks to international trade and ‘advances’ in food production technology, food is now cheaper than it was 30 … Continue reading

Economics / Local Spending / Uncategorized

On Local Spending: Update 6 – criticisms of the Local Multiplier Effect

I’m convinced, and I hope you are that the Local Multiplier Effect is a genuine benefit to local communities, and warrants making an effort to concentrate your spending in the local community. I’ve been doing it for many years, but did it without really exploring the issue. That exploration is what I am doing now, … Continue reading