Working with what we’ve got…part II

Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Will says:

    Interesting post. I think this is a discussion worth having, as many paleo/localist concerns I find myself sympathizing with are simply very difficult to translate into concrete political action. One of the issues I had with your series on free trade, for example, was that you had taken some important cultural concerns and refashioned them into a very blunt political program.Report

  2. Sam M says:

    “there is little being offered by me or anyone else that is terribly practical; or rather that offers a very concrete alternative plan by which to enact this alternative vision.”

    A few choices: Become Amish. Barring that, make a lot of money and buy the community you are after.

    I mean this seriously. We are (hopefully) in a post-Malthusian age. Communities of people raising chickens and going to potlucks actually exist. People homeschool their kids. But they are just as likely to be left-leaning professors as salt-of-the-earth coal miners.

    How to get the Whole Foods produce without the smarmy attitude? No idea. Maybe become Amish AND rich?

    I will work on a better solution.Report