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OK Gazette cover story promotes local food and restaurants

Just like we did in 2005! — in an article entitled “Buy Local to Build the Local Economy“.

McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme Donuts are national franchise corporations whose local outlets serve as MONEY PUMPS. Their purpose is to PUMP MONEY out of the local community, back to corporate headquarters for distribution to stockholders.

When you buy a McDonald’s burger, you send money [...] Continue reading OK Gazette cover story promotes local food and restaurants

Buy Local to Build the Local Economy

Whatever we spend money on multiplies. When you spend money at WALMART or STARBUCKS, they open new stores. When you shop at local outlets — and local coffee shops — your money multiplies local spending and businesses.

In his book Eat Here, Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket, Brian Halweil points out that local crops bring more dollars to the local economy than imported crops, stating: “A study by [...] Continue reading Buy Local to Build the Local Economy