Interview: Russell Roberts on the Buy Local Movement

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You’ve probably seen bumper stickers that urge you to "Buy Local!" In Vermont the "localvore movement"-a call to purchase as much of your food as possible from within a close radius to where you live, is an idea that’s been gaining more ground.

But today at the University of Vermont, Russell Roberts will argue that buying local is a really lousy idea. Roberts is an economist at George Mason University and an occasional commentator for NPR. He’s going to debate author Bill McKibben on local versus global.

Roberts admits while the money does stay in your community if you buy local, that’s not the real question…

Click listen to hear the interview.

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