A2: Buy Local

Writing on his Speak \aut\ blog, Keith Orr – co-owner of the \aut\ Bar and Common Language Bookstore in Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown – encourages people to “Buy Local” this holiday season. He describes the many locally owned business in his neighborhood, and mentions the names of their owners, too: “See…I have names to all these businesses. When you buy local you are supporting Alice and Vicki and Paul and more than one Mary, and so many others. And they support the community, and their employees are a part of the local community and the local economy. I feel like quoting the ‘Bank Run’ scene from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’.” [Source]