Tag Archives: Maine

Time Banking comes to Ypsilanti with the hOur Exchange

You might already know this, but I just discovered that Ypsilanti now has a functioning time bank. (For those of you not familiar with the concept, that’s a system of reciprocal service exchange in which units of time serve as currency.) It’s called hOur Exchange Ypsilanti (hEY), and there’s a 1:30 orientation session Thursday, January […]

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Marjorie Kelly on the emergence of the generative economy

I suspect I’ll give up after a few days, as my memory fades, and my enthusiasm wanes, but, for the foreseeable future, I’d like to keep sharing tidbits that I picked up during the recent BALLE conference, on the subject of strengthening local business ecosystems. Tonight, I’d like to share my notes on the presentation […]

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The Buffett Rule dies in Congress, but, like Tupac, and Jesus, it shall rise again

I was all set to write about Tupac, and how I’d known that he was a hologram all along, but then I started reading about today’s failure by the Senate to act on the so-called Buffet Rule, which would have imposed a minimum tax of 30% to all individuals making more than one million dollars […]

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Tea Party derails green projects, calling them U.N. plots, and exposes NYT journalism failings in the process

Remember how, a few weeks ago, the Public Editor of the New York Times, Arthur Brisbane, wrote a column inexplicably asking if it should be the job of journalists to be “truth vigilantes,” as though there were other legitimate options to be weighed in this highly-politicized, post-reality world in which we find ourselves today? Well, […]

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Portland, Maine study shows dramatic impact of buying local

I haven’t taken the time to look into the methodology of the study in any great detail, but, according to our friends at BALLE, the folks at the Maine Center for Economic Policy have completed a study showing that dollars spent at locally-owned businesses yield almost twice as much in the way of local economic […]

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