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What will you eat this winter? A Celebration of Local Food Independence!

It is high summer, and as I have often said in my mid-summer blog posts since 2003 — it’s Summertime, and the livin is easy. Listen to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in what is maybe the best recording ever … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Go to Work

In this time of economic uncertainty, Oklahoma City workers need a home-grown local solution to global economic problems. A worker-owned cooperative is a business that is owned, controlled, and managed by its employees. It  derives its power from the people … Continue reading

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Cooperatives, Deflation, Peak Oil, Food Storage

It’s my opinion that cooperatives offer working people the best chance of preserving their economic opportunities going forward into the coming troubles.  Here is an article that explains how the Mondragon Cooperatives of Spain carry out their worker-owned businesses. Mondragon … Continue reading

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Success principles for local food cooperatives.

This post is an email I sent today to the membership of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative +++ As the 2010 Annual Meeting gets closer, let’s take a look at some of the principles that have contributed significantly to our success. … Continue reading

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Developing your own personal economic bailout-security.

If  anything is evident right now, we are in uncharted economic territory.  The venerable Business Week publication reports that some economists are saying that the present round of lay-offs is the leading edge of a permanent structural change in our … Continue reading

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A visit to Bismarck (North Dakota, that is)

Wherever did I find this travel agent?  I never get booked for Hawaii in January.  It’s always somewhere in the north-lands.  And my timing was impeccable.  When I arrived on Monday the temperature was heading down towards zero, and when … Continue reading

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Saginaw Michigan Day the Second

I gave two presentations today to different groups here in Saginaw. This morning I spoke at the Houghton-Jones Neighborhood Community Center to a packed crowd.  This is a seriously economically depressed neighborhood.  Lots of empty lots.  Many of those lots … Continue reading

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Day 1 in Saginaw Michigan

I am in Saginaw, Michigan to present tomorrow on the Oklahoma Food Cooperative.  This area is known as the “Tri Cities”, composed of a triangle of Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City.  Saginaw Valley State University, sponsor of my trip, is … Continue reading

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Should we bail out the big three automakers?

Since the government is in the mood to give away money these days, the big American automakers are in the line.  They want $25 billion to subsidize their losing, failing business plans that among other things are a major attack … Continue reading

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Reminder of internet access for financial permaculture conference

Below is a reminder from the Solari Network of the Financial Permaculture event that starts tomorrow (Friday, Oct 24) and runs through next Tuesday. If you aren’t attending, you can follow the event through the various event blogs, linked below. … Continue reading

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