From Smith's "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" (via The American Conservative):
thorn of many Mainers' sides for a long time - especially those in rural areas where Fairpoint holds a monopoly on the delivery of phone/internet services. Suffice to say, I think it's time for me to choose a new provider.
Michael Hartwell at Young, Hip and Conservative has just published a great introduction to the economic problems behind the idea of "buying local" at IndieSkeptics.
As a liberal fresh out of college, I was drinking the "localism" koolaid. It just seemed to make sense that eating local/organic food and enjoying locally produced goods was more efficient and better for the environment. It's also very romantic to think about supporting small local farmers who live near you. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.
|via Portland Press Herald|
Bragdon, assisting Commissioner Mary Mayhew of DHHS will be giving a presentation on a welfare reform proposal. I'm next to positive these types of presentations are suppose to be conducted at a committee hearing.
I sure wish I could afford a grand dinner to woo my representatives. I'm lucky if they even respond to an email of mine - and I'm chairman of a political party on the ballot in Maine!