Buying Local: Scaling Up for a Bigger World | TEDxMidAtlantic

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TLDR Making local economies scalable is essential for promoting self-determination, addressing inequities, and fostering a sense of community and personal responsibility.

Key insights

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    "How do we make local scalable so that we can exercise our self-determination?" - Jonas Singer emphasizes the importance of finding ways to support local communities in a globalized world.
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    "Five banks control six point eight trillion dollars of our assets, that's forty five percent, that's more than a third of our GDP."
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    "In the last 100 years, we've gone from 1 billion of us to six and a half billion of us, and in that same timeframe, we've seen 954 species go extinct, killing biodiversity economically."
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    "We strive to accomplish a collective scale and a market force that can make local scalable make. Each of us matter more make each of us more responsible." - Singer highlights the goal of creating a collective scale and market force through initiatives like a business incubator, aiming to distribute wealth and opportunity more equitably while promoting individual responsibility.
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    "The compounding lack of competition is terrifying, as it leads to a faster rate of us all mattering less every day, resulting in destructive nihilism and consolidation of power and resources."
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    "We've built a food system so that we can take the means of production and put it into the hands of more to make us all matter a little more to put responsibility back on me and to foster competition."
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    "Our true collective voice in America is spending and I've showed you where that money is going."
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    "The means of production and competition are ours to control if we take responsibility."

Q&A

  • Why is making local economies scalable important?

    — Making local economies scalable is important because it promotes self-determination, addresses inequities, and fosters a sense of community and personal responsibility.

  • What are the benefits of making local economies scalable?

    — Making local economies scalable has several benefits, including promoting self-determination, addressing inequities, and fostering a sense of community and personal responsibility.

  • How can making local economies scalable address inequities?

    — Making local economies scalable can address inequities by providing opportunities for economic growth and development in disadvantaged communities, creating a more level playing field.

  • How does making local economies scalable foster a sense of community?

    — Making local economies scalable fosters a sense of community by encouraging local businesses and entrepreneurship, which in turn strengthens community bonds and encourages collaboration.

  • What is the role of personal responsibility in making local economies scalable?

    — Personal responsibility plays a crucial role in making local economies scalable as individuals taking responsibility for their actions and choices can contribute to the overall growth and success of the local economy.

Timestamped Summary

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    We need to make local economies scalable in order to exercise self-determination and overcome feelings of insignificance caused by the massive scale of global economic systems.
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    Our world is becoming increasingly centralized and controlled by a few powerful entities, leading to a sense of powerlessness and a need to prioritize local and community-based solutions.
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    Smaller entities can't compete due to the dominance of big corporations, leading to the loss of biodiversity and limited opportunities for ownership and competition.
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    03:24
    We need to make local scalable in order to distribute wealth and opportunity more equitably and make each individual feel more responsible and valued.
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    We need to take control of the means of production and support local businesses to address inequities and prevent the compounding lack of competition that leads to consolidation of power and resources.
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    Local food systems are being built to provide access to production, scale businesses, foster competition, and generate revenue, resulting in the opening of storefronts, the creation of jobs, and the cultivation of opportunities for local communities.
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    We must buy local and make local scale in order to create a sense of community, personal responsibility, and collective action in a diverse country like America.
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    Take responsibility for your actions and make a positive impact on your community by supporting local businesses and being mindful of your consumption habits.
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