In The Idea of a Local Economy, Berry emphasizes that people should take action to enforce a local economy. A way of starting a local economy is to start with the food market, Berry claims. By making the food industry local it gives people more control over the product which in return will make the product better for you. Also the people would apply measures of agriculture that is better to the nature of the community because they are present in their community unlike large corporate companies that don't necessarily care for the well being of the community as long as they increase profits.
An issue that I think is a problem in our day of age that we don't talk enough about is how easily people get offended by others especially when others state their opinions or beliefs. One example of this recently is how Starbucks changed their cups for the holiday season. Starbucks changed their cups to the color red. This outraged many people. Those offended claimed that it was rude to those that celebrate Hanukkah, others had a problem saying that it didn't associate enough with christmas and thought that it was rude of starbucks to not mention a "merry christmas" or something along those lines on the cup. Some people that were offended try to boycott starbucks. In my opinion this is just laughable. If you are going to get offended by a solid red cup and you become that outraged to where you want to ruin their business i disagree with it but i still respect their choice and know thats just their opinion. What i don't like is how those people that were offended attacked starbucks based on Starbuck's views. I think that everyone is entitled to an opinion and you can disagree with an opinion but that doesn't mean their opinion is wrong. I think thats a big issue in todays society.