Category: Localism

National chains are interspersed among locally-owned shops in Hixson, Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo David Tulis)

How national economy makes Chattanooga a wasteland

This is what our mode of production optimizes: ugliness, debt-serfdom, and servitude to politically dominant corporations. An insightful correspondent recently remarked on the striking transition of American neighborhoods from commercial districts dominated by locally owned …
Tulis talking on radio

Crockett & the coming U.S. devolution

Dave Crockett, mayoral candidate, is a backer of the idea of the citystate, which envisions a shift in government away from the standard local-state-federal rubric to a more organic and geocentric theory. Here I explore …