Localist Roundup: Local Food and Mathematical Happiness

By Josiah Duran for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2014/01/localist-roundup-local-food-mathematical-happiness/

This piece indicates that President Obama has recently scheduled a meeting with Pope Francis.

Meanwhile, this article describes how food hubs help novice farmers turn a profit, thus encouraging local food.

In other news, this piece (which makes clear from the outset that it opposes the Porcher mindset), worries about the job displacements that may soon result from new technologies. It seems notable that an article with such an entirely uncritical view of ‘progress’ grudgingly admits to these potential problems. Also, this piece claims that oft-quoted “do what you love” sentiment constitutes an oppressive regime.

On a lighter note, this story relieves us by explaining that the formally established notion that happiness was the result of an exact mathematical ratio has been discredited.

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