Let’s boycott the 1 percent.

I’m sure that’s a simplistic answer, but still it contains a lot of power.

What if we, the 99 percent, all tried to get our basics — food, clothing and shelter — as locally as possible? Skip the big stores. Ignore the ads. Why do we think we need what they want us to buy? Instead, go basic, and go local.

Buy from local farmers. Go to the seamstress down the street (who buys her cotton from small holders). Let’s give each other jobs, free from the big bosses.

How much power is there in the 99 percent and our dollars? Let’s experiment and find out.

Theta Torbert


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