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 …
Chris Long

Long backs idea of free trade zone in housing

Architectural consultant Chris Long, running for mayor of Chattanooga, says regulatory costs are stifling the housing market in the city. He tells why David Tulis’ argument for a free trade zone in housing — to …