Preaching the shop-local gospel (Metro NY)

I’ve been wondering about how to reconcile the need for consumer spending to save the economy and the need to stop buying so much useless crap for a while now, and wondering where I’d find a guru to make sense of it for me. Finally, I found a spiritual leader of one kind:

It’s not an easy time to be an American consumer. At every turn, we’re told that our free-spending ways have brought us to the brink of economic disaster. And now that we’re again hiding money in our mattresses, what’s the solution? As Uncle Sam ordered from the cover of last week’s Newsweek: “I Want YOU To Start Spending!”

Fortunately, the Rev. Billy has a way out… [read more]