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October 13, 2020 19:43

What does this mean in practice? Simply put, localization means shortening the distance between production and consumption: moving away from an ever growing dependence on global trade, and instead encouraging greater self reliance both at the local and regional level. It does NOT mean an end to international trade, but it does mean taking control of giant multinational corporations and requiring them to be place-based and accountable to individual nation.

October 13, 2020 19:38

ultimately, fatal flaws. They are all top down, centralized, one size fits all systems that, to a greater or lesser extent, both suppress the best of what is human and deny the first law of nature: the law of diversity. Localization emerges from a very different worldview: one that celebrates diversity; that values different ecosystems and climates and cultures; and that sees the vital importance of community.

October 13, 2020 19:38

My organization, ISEC the International Society for Ecology and Culture has been promoting economic localization for more than three decades: not as an add-on to business as usual, but as a deep-rooted and systemic alternative. As we see it, communism, socialism and todays corporate capitalism all suffer the same fundamental and

October 13, 2020 19:38

ultimately, fatal flaws. They are all top down, centralized, one size fits all systems that, to a greater or lesser extent, both suppress the best of what is human and deny the first law of nature: the law of diversity. Localization emerges from a very different worldview: one that celebrates diversity; that values different ecosystems and climates and cultures; and that sees the vital importance of community.

October 13, 2020 19:36

My organization, ISEC the International Society for Ecology and Culture has been promoting economic localization for more than three decades: not as an add-on to business as usual, but as a deep-rooted and systemic alternative. As we see it, communism, socialism and todays corporate capitalism all suffer the same fundamental and

October 13, 2020 19:36

My organization, ISEC the International Society for Ecology and Culture has been promoting economic localization for more than three decades: not as an add-on to business as usual, but as a deep-rooted and systemic alternative. As we see it, communism, socialism and todays corporate capitalism all suffer the same fundamental and

October 13, 2020 19:36

I thank you for your wisdom and your support, and accept this award on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement: a movement that, I believe, can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.

October 13, 2020 19:36

I thank you for your wisdom and your support, and accept this award on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement: a movement that, I believe, can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.

October 13, 2020 19:35

I thank you for your wisdom and your support, and accept this award on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement: a movement that, I believe, can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.

October 13, 2020 19:35

Considers science as a legitimate but incomplete methodology for exploring the truth as it ignores the observer and self observation as legitimate ways to explore the truth.

Says that since the deepest level of Nature is pure unconditioned consciousness there is plenty of room for both free will and creativity. In the goal of life is complete freedom. Similarly the laws of Nature are actually the habits of Nature and therefore, Nature can also take breaks of creativity