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Big Local Ideas

Huge profit opportunities for your local economy are ready to be exploited by the entrepreneur in all of us.

Economic Detox

So what is an Economic Detox? Raw green vegetables consumed through a straw is the food equivalent. Think diarrhea. I know what you are thinking, “yuk”. But as Wall Street has learned the hard way, we have no choice in the matter. Our economy is detoxing whether we like it or not; dropping our excess weight in order to regain our balance; flushing our obese corporate and government costs down the toilet in support of the long-term prosperity of the quicker, lighter, faster and more profitable Mom and Pop entrepreneurs. Continued »

Taking Out the Trash

Given the poor state of the economy, isn’t it inevitable that the system for trash removal commonly referred to as “Pay As You Throw” is soon coming to a theater near you? So what happens when our cities and towns charge us individually by weight and/or size for the trash we produce?

Think about how much trash is being imported into your city everyday, only to be removed and sent to never never land the next day. The inefficiency of such an economic system is soon to be confronted. We have no choice. Our cities and towns can no longer afford to just turn the cheek and waste all that energy. Continued »

What You Believe You Know

They say that believing and knowing are two different things. Believing may be exciting or hopeful, but it is without the logic of knowing. To figure out the difference, lets ask ourselves some questions about the economy?

Do you believe that our banks are lenders, or do you know that they are borrowers?

Do you believe that our money markets are risk-free, or do you know that funds were lent to Lehman Brothers and AIG?

Do you believe that solar energy is more expensive than “alternative” forms, or do you know that silicon, the natural resource used to make Solar Panels, is the second most abundant element on earth after oxygen? Continued »

Attention State Pension Funds: Invest In Your Own State

You must invest retirement savings in the businesses and real estate in your own State. The U.S. economy has changed. It has become more local and will continue to do so to fight off imported inflation. The dollar has inflated. It has dropped about 50% in value from its peak across all major trade currencies. As a result, we are experiencing a much higher cost to transport and import goods and services.  

However, the reality is that it is the perfect investment opportunity to start working the local land again. Prices for local farmland is relatively low as it relates to higher prices from more demand and lower supply. Continued »

The Only True Currency is Local

The larger the supply of a particular paper currency the more inefficient such trading capital inevitably becomes (i.e. trade regulations, bureaucracy, taxes, big goverment, armed forces, etc.). On the flip side, pure or liquid barter is the most efficient way of trade as the cost of “money” remains current with the actual trade, and debt levels remain linked to real assets (Schumpeter and Walrus describe such debt to asset links in their vision of Economic Equilibrium). As the Euro makes its way into Eastern European countries, those countries local economies will inevitably inflate and get more inefficeint; as rents and wages will increase proportionately as a function of the Euro’s relatively inflated value. Continued »

Filtered Tap Water: A Gold Mine

Given the energy transportation costs, nasty petroleum-based containers, and cost of waste, it is inevitable that well-filtered municipal water distributed out of locally recycled glass (e.g. wine bottles from local restaurants) is a gold mine waiting to happen. Continued »