We 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.
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.
See also: (578) Star Trekonomics