trendwatching: the new economy

In this trendwatching podcast, Nora Young points to the Fast Forward blog's coining of the term "the artisanal economy".  It strikes a chord with some of the things Nora and Cathi Bond have been talking about, but does it turn society into one of 'haves' who can afford to buy local and 'have nots' who can't? Meanwhile, Cathi Bond relates a personal story about the trade-offs of paying what something is really worth, and an alarming experience in 'high end' shopping.

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