Far from becoming obsolete, public libraries still operate at the heart of their communities. In addition, they’ve taken on new roles such as"Guide to the Internet," and "Champion of Equal Access." Now they’re struggling, on behalf of their patrons, to prevent private companies from passing legislation that restricts the right to read free of charge. By Harriet Barlow, Karen Hering and Stacy Mitchell Continue reading
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The Canadian Cure — Bonding With the Next Generation — Libraries, Liberty and the Pursuit of Public Information — State Inspections Revive Local Markets Continue reading
When The Farmer Makes the Rules —The Culutre Thief — Preempt This! Michigan Cities Fight Back — Setting a Slow Table. Continue reading
Seeding Power: The Other Problem with GMCrops — Low Power Suffers a Low Blow — Jack and the Giant School — Think Locally Tax Globally. Continue reading
“Local Retailers Hit the Web,” “Paving Our Electronic Dirt Roads,” and “Keeping the Minors Home.” Continue reading
Feature Stories: The Buck Starts-and-Stops Here, Getting a Slice of the Pie, States Take the Bull by the Horn, Now We Have Plenty of Bananas, Microradio Struggles to Regain a Place on the Dial, and Outlandish Taxes.
Place Rules: Consumer coupons could boost local business in Japan, Indie bookstores break ground online at booksense.com, and Mayors and counties charge pro-industry slant on Congressional e-commerce tax commission.
Feature Stories: The National Bank Robbery — Franchising: The Worst of Both Worlds — Seeing the Light — Paying for Past Mistakes — Sound Decisions — Making Waves. Continue reading
Feature Stories: Owning Your Own Economy, Masters of Our Destiny, Bits Bytes and Community, and Rooting for the Home Team
Place Rules: Good rules make a difference but only if they have muscle, Devolving power, and Traditional road design in the back seat.