(690) Solidarity economics & goats: two sensible approaches

solidarityWe enjoyed learning about the solidarity economy this afternoon via a piece in Dissent.  Such an economy involves working to give rather than take.  The inspiration for the localized, cooperative spirit in this approach to commerce comes from diverse sources, including Quebec, and resonates with a down-to-earth good sense.  Seems to be working for Reading, Pennsylvania.

Solidarity, PA

dwarf goatAnother possible path, besides continuing with the usual economic madness, can be found in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Why a Denver suburb has gone all-in for farming. Want to start an urban farm without permitting hassles? Dreaming of dwarf goats in your yard? Move to Wheat Ridge, Colorado

The entire editorial staff at suburban-poverty.com would like to go away from Mississauga and live somewhere that has both solidarity and goats.  But then, we would, wouldn’t we?  The point is to search for and enact alternatives.

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