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Self-Reliance Podcast Episode 1: Local Self-Reliance in the Modern Economy

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 30, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at
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What is the role of local self-reliance in the modern economy?

As world travel, global commerce, and communications across the oceans bring us closer together, the role of localism changes. In our inaugural podcast episode, we bring together three ILSR veterans to look at the issue.

Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons initiative at ILSR interviews Stacy Mitchell, the Director of ILSR’s Community-Scaled Economies initiative and David Morris, co-founder of the Institute and Director of the Defending the Public Good initiative come together to tackle the question. With expertise from a broad range of policy areas and decades of working with local communities, the conversation is sure to ignite some neurons in your grey matter.

Self-Reliance Podcast Episode 1


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Lisa Gonzalez researches and reports on telecommunications and municipal networks’ impact on life at the local level. Lisa has worked in politics, education, and as a freelance journalist. In addition to her contributions at, Lisa writes for and produces the Broadband Bits podcast. More

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