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Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy: Stacy Mitchell’s TEDx Talk

In this TEDx talk, Stacy Mitchell argues for a new phase in the local economy movement. She notes that there's been a resurgence of support for small farms, local businesses, and community banks, but argues that now: "What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy. We can't do that through the sum of our individual behavior in the marketplace. We can only do it by exercising our collective power as citizens."

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