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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on May 8, 2017

Economic Democracy and the Billion-Dollar Co-op

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/economic-democracy-and-the-billion-dollar-co-op/

The Nation – May 8, 2017 By Nathan Schneider Candidate Donald Trump made a campaign stop in February 2016 hosted by South Carolina’s Broad River Electric Cooperative. After taking the auditorium stage, observing that “it’s a lot of people,” and joining the audience in a chant of his surname, Trump began by asking, “Do we… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2016

What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In?

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The Nation – December 8, 2016 by Michelle Chen A few years ago, the greatest menace to the mom-and-pop shop was the Big Box store—“Walmartization”—cannibalizing Main Street’s small businesses and pauperizing workers. But the Big Box has lately started to crumple under a blast of digital trade winds, and the Amazon Empire could prove far more… Continue reading