Skip to main content
Default Image

Jarvis: This is about more than ketchup

City governments across Canada are joining the movement for a different kind of economic development– one that is inclusive of all people, regardless of race or class:

This is about more than French’s ketchup. It’s about seizing control of our economy. It comes as more cities desperate for jobs try a radical new strategy for economic development. It’s called community wealth building, and it focuses on local business. The idea is to create a more stable, sustainable economy that can better withstand the buffets of global forces. More than that, it’s about sharing the fruits.

It’s the opposite of globalization, says The Democracy Collaborative, a leading community wealth building group in the United States. It’s localization. Cities that used to think they can’t do much to create jobs, that they’re subject to rich, multinational corporations, are learning they can do a lot… Read full article.

Publication date: 2016-03-17
Parent publication: Windsor Star
Publication URL: http://windsorstar.com/opinion/columnists/jarvis-this-is-about-more-than-ketchup?__lsa=4690-589b

More related work

March 19, 2020
Default Image

Protect the vulnerable, advance the democratic economy: Our statement on the COVID-19 crisis

We are in a period of breakdown, in which all that is wrong with the current system is now being laid bare. Rather than rebuild what we now clearly see should never have been, we must lead the construction out of this crisis of something new.

read more
March 18, 2020
Default Image

HAN Public Comments on Fair Housing Act Proposed Changes

The Healthcare Anchor Network submitted public comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), expressing our opposition to HUD’s proposed changes to the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.

read more
March 17, 2020
An array of prescription medications on shelves

Online press briefing: Vaccines—The COVID-19 Case for Public Pharmaceutical Research and Development

Leading experts believe that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure widespread access to safe and effective vaccines that are developed with taxpayer money. In this virtual press briefing, hear why the U.S. government should develop and manufacture vaccines and other essential medicines so that we get the medicines we need, when we need them and at prices we can afford.

read more