A Teaching Moment on ‘Pay As You Throw’ Recycling Policy in Connecticut

Neil Seldman ILSR’s co-founder and director of its Waste to Wealth Initiative, quoted in Falls River Herald News on unit pricing of solid waste and recycling: Stands corrected. Seldman stated that he was not aware of any community that ended its Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program when interviewed by Herald News reporter Jo C. Goode. After the interview he learned of one such community, East Lyme, Conn.… Read More

ILSR Research Provides Background for HuffPost Feature on New Jersey City

Date: 14 Mar 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Jersey City, New Jersey a community established the expectation that independent retail matters and that chain stores weren’t welcome. In the original piece by Institute for Local Self-Reliance Community-Scaled Economy researcher Olivia LaVecchia, she cited the benefits local businesses have for communities.

In this HuffPost piece by Peter Moskowitz, the reporter features ILSR’s research.… Read More

Amazon Lands Pentagon Cloud Computing Contract, Stoking More Monopoly Fears

Date: 11 Mar 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon is a gargantuan company with its hands in everything from e-books to shipping to television and movies. The next big move the company is making is in a government contract for cloud computing. In this story for The Hill, Ali Breland reached out to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community-Scaled Economy initiative director and organization co-director Stacy Mitchell for her thoughts on the matter.… Read More

Local Economy Bolstering Policies Cited by The Atlantic in Story on Amazon & Walmart

Date: 2 Mar 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The movement against Walmart in the mid-aughts was well-documented (and well led by our capable co-director Stacy Mitchell), but what of a similar movement against the latest retail behemoth Amazon? That is a question that The Atlantic‘s Alana Semuels is hoping to answer in her story, “A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now It Faces Amazon.”

For Semuels’ story, she reached out to Stacy Mitchell in order to get a sense of the policies that communities are adopting both to push out big-box stores and how that leaves them vulnerable for Amazon.… Read More

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