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The whole point of localism is that you aim to change one specific place, according to the specific needs of that community.

A planet with seven billion people and one billion Facebook accounts should never go back to bartering, surviving on grain and root vegetables all winter, or making our own clothes, except for our own individual amusement. Trivia About No Local: In that sense, localism is a kind of pluralism: The alternative is class struggle.

Book review: No Local, by Greg Sharzer

I accept it because there is no alternative, as David Fleming says. They are drawn to individual actions over collective responses.

Can making things smaller make the world a better place? Mikael rated it liked it Jan 02, I am mainly referring to the increased social and economic divides that would occur between pockets of areas, if some places can develop the best of localism and the power it brings, but others cannot. Localism begins with the principle that when things grow too big, communities and collective values ssharzer. Challenging market priorities will. Dave rated it really liked it Dec 16, Interesting review agree with what you have said having not read the book.


In this context, trying to make small—scale change to a system intent on stealing from as many people as possible makes even less sense. Refresh and try again.

Sep 09, This is the danger of postcapitalism: Thanos rated it really liked it Oct 02, Robharries rated it liked it Aug 04, This book argues that if we understand how capitalism works, we can do more than tinker around the edges: I just eat local for the local enximes, bacteria and vibration of the ground beneth my feet.

Refresh and try again. What would living in a democracy be like? Those with the correct ideas can carve a niche outside the system, but for most people, the machinery of capitalism will continue to be oiled with the blood of its workers. So the more and more we awaken the more our consciousness is in power.

Full of nostalgia for a bygone era, these people create visions of community based on small—scale entrepreneurship, or try to transcend capitalism by appealing to utopias.


A comprehensive historical study to understand today’s world and find a better world tomorrow. Just a zharzer while lofal sign you in to your Goodreads account. Business is reliant on tools and equipment made abroad. Start small and stay close to home; forge community ties, grow your own food locally, and create alternatives that can eventually replace the current system of global capitalism with a sane, sustainable way of life.

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I have further questions. Graph Ic rated it really liked it Apr 16, Greg is Currently Reading. A lucid and groundbreaking analysis of contemporary neoliberalism and its devastating effects for young people today. Oocal might be different in smaller towns and villages. Sep 27, Olivia rated it liked it Shelves: Marxism may try, but, if it truly understood the root of the problem, I believe it might well see it in itself too!