The Ethicurean: Chew the right thing. Guest post: Michael Shuman defends the “buy local” premise

A great read on the “Buy Local” meme. Heavy on the economics…

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Michael Shuman, author of the books “The Small-Mart Revolution” and “Going Local,” wrote the best rebuttal by far to Conniff’s piece that I saw, but it showed up only over at Chef Ann’s blog. The issue of comparative food miles is just a diversion that skeptics will happily keep repeating, so I wrote to Shuman asking if we could republish it. He graciously said yes. An economist and attorney, Shuman is on the board of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).

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