Relocalization aspires to regain balance with the natural environment and to form communities where each person is recognized and has a place. Human development has been stunted by the hyper-individualism induced by growth economics, a world view driving our politics and casting us as manipulated economic units. Relocalization was called decentralization by E. F. Schumacher in "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" (1973). He said that largeness and some forms of centralized control -- in business and government -- lead to an arrogance where nobody is at home, where there's no human warmth: a Wizard of Oz absenteeism. Schumacher called for a revaluation of the local to allow warmth, creativity, intimacy and trust to thrive.
In Close Proximity: Relocalization to the rescue
HT The Oil Drum
Like the Locavore movement.
In the mean time there are some candidates running for office who want more "hyper-individualism induced by growth economics".
Vote your conscience.
The Global Warming Nightmare Scenario Is Happening Right Now
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