Rebuild and rediversify sustainable local economies everywhere
Huge regions such as Europe, the US, China and India should reconsider their obsession with today’s environmentally and socially damaging export model, with its ruthless enforcer – the need for international competitiveness.
Instead they should see their economic future in a “look to the local” emphasis on economic activity within their own borders.
The same is true on a regional level for the rest of the world.
Activists and lateral-thinking politicians should be championing reduced international dependence on trade and instead go for a politically more popular demand for prioritising domestic production.
For the left to have a chance of regaining public support they must shift their political and economic mantra away from beggar-your-neighbour international competition to a better-your-neighbour – more internationalist – emphasis on rebuilding and rediversifying sustainable local economies everywhere.–