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Localist Roundup: Facebook Moderation

July 10, 2014
This article investigates tensions for Catholic businessmen trying to follow church social doctrine. Meanwhile, this piece describes a innovative local food option that is currently making its way from France to England. In other news, a Dutch group wants volunteers…
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Learning from the Bees

July 9, 2014
“Passing their lives under exalted laws, Alone they recognize a fatherland And the sanctity of a home, and provident For coming winter set to work in summer And store their produce for the common good.” Virgil, The Georgics IV Bees…
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Localist Roundup: NSA News

July 8, 2014
In recent news, the Wasington Post’s analysis of leaked data has shown greater legally indefensible activity by the NSA than previous thought. Meanwhile, this article criticizes the modern employee-employer relationship. Lastly, this piece suggests that millennials care little for the institution of…
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Localist Roundup: Fireworks and Urban Farms

July 3, 2014
This article laments the “intrusion of economics into everything else.” Meanwhile, this piece highlights creative urban farm ideas from around the world. This article explains how some cities are finding ways to put on their annual Independence Day fireworks shows while…
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The Best Manure

July 2, 2014
“We must observe what parts of the land must be manured, how the manure is to be applied, and the best kind to use; for there are several varieties. Cassius states that the best manure is that of birds, except…
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Localist Roundup: SWAT!

July 1, 2014
In this story, the author describes a week of using calligraphy to send text messages. Meanwhile, this piece emphasizes the importance of “other cities.” This article bemoans the disparity between the perception of where food comes from and the reality.…
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Life and Death at the Farmers Market

July 1, 2014
Each day that my son and I take a teaspoon of honey we remember Myrna Sweet. For as long as I’ve been going to the Waupun Farmer’s Market, Clifford and Myrna Sweet have been selling their honey there. It’s a…
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On the Nightstand: Macbeth

June 30, 2014
Our sweetest singer knew something about limits.
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Localist Roundup: Across the Pond

June 26, 2014
This article make some interesting points while critiquing the entire left-right political spectrum. Meanwhile, this piece explains how a major British think tank has advocated a localist approach to politics. Lastly, this article describes attempts to create local food cultures in British towns.…
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Playing the Right Games

June 26, 2014
“But when children play the right games from the beginning and absorb lawfulness from music and poetry, it follows them in everything and fosters their growth…” Socrates, in Plato’s Republic, Bk IV It’s easy not to be concerned about games.…
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Localist Roundup: Hospital Food

June 24, 2014
In this peculiar piece, the author describes her “internet hometown.” Meanwhile, this piece describes how hospitals are starting to show interest in local and organic foods. Lastly, this article advocates a more sustainable approach to technology.…
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Localist Roundup: A Tea Party Prediction

June 19, 2014
In political news, the Republican Party has chosen a new house majority leader. Meanwhile, this piece reports on the problematic archival systems in the federal government. This piece argues that future real estate  profitability will center around walkable, urban places. This…
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The Mother of All Arts

June 18, 2014
“Whoever it was who said that agriculture is the mother and nurse of all other arts was right, because when agriculture is faring well, all the other arts are strengthened too; but wherever the land is forced into barrenness, all…
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Localist Roundup: Civil Unrest

June 17, 2014
This piece tells how one restaurant has found a less human dining experience is a more profitable one. Meanwhile, this article discusses the impact that the local food movement is having on large-scale food production. This article tracks the migration…
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Give to FPR

June 16, 2014
Dear Reader, FPR is a labor of love for most of us associated with it. We believe deeply in the ideas of place, limits, and liberty and their essential relationship to human flourishing. Running a website such as this, however,…
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Localist Roundup: Smorgasbord

June 12, 2014
Recently, the USDA announced a new federal initiative encouraging local food. This article takes a somewhat critical view of New Urbanism based on the recent Congress in Buffalo. Meanwhile, this piece encourages urban renewal projects to work around the existing…
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