The central valley buy local campaign probably began with the best of intentions. The idea is simple, get people to pump their hard earned cash right back into the place they live and work. If everyone did this more, the local economy would be much better off. It would be an easy way to stimulate the local economy and we’d all be better off for the benefits in public services funding.
Before I launch into my tirade which I’m particularly jazzed about, let me just start by saying that I actually like buying local and I even like the buy local campaign. I would go so far as to say that the campaign doesn’t even come close to covering all the benefits the economy would see if we were all following along.