Economies of Community | The Lexicon of Sustainability | PBS Food
Posted in Daily
March 5, 2014
The principle known as economies of scale has allowed entire industries to consolidate and become more efficient, including our food system. Now there’s no difference between a supermarket in Kansas City or Boston or San Diego or Fort Lauderdale. And our culture is the poorer for it. Benzi Ronen of Brooklyn, New York-based Farmigo explains how the principle of economies of community can help connect people while rebuilding local food systems.
It isn’t just economies of scale, it is economies of market power and its unstopped abuse. We have the laws on the books to stop it but we have federal judges who are either too incompetent or too corrupt to stop its abuse. Without the rule of law, we only have the rule of money which is being concentrated with the abuse of market power. We need judges who have the courage to actually work for the public good and our democracy instead of throwing cases for those who break the economic laws meant to protect the country’s economy from such abuse. We have been through this rodeo before. That is the reason we have the best laws on the books. The temptation of the judiciary and its corruption has brought us back to same old problems of abuse.
It is destroying our economy.