The Great Dumbing Down of Video Gaming Consoles
Sony and Microsoft used to spend billions of dollars on custom chips for their consoles, but now they’re buying off-the-shelf silicon
Obama’s .3 Trillion Budget Gift to Paul Ryan
The House budget chairman railed against the president’s tax increases and Medicare cuts, but his new budget keeps them in place
How the 49ers’ Popularity Is Affecting Taxpayers
Seat licenses are selling briskly for the new 49ers Stadium, which is good news and bad news for taxpayers
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Stacy Mitchell is a researcher and writer at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a national nonprofit organization that challenges corporate consolidation of the economy and champions policies to nurture community-scaled enterprise.
Stacy directs two ILSR initiatives on independent business and community banking. Her analysis has helped inspire many grassroots campaigns and provided empirical support for changes to local and state policy.
Stacy’s articles have appeared in Business Week, The Nation, Grist, Utne Reader, Sojourners, and many daily newspapers. Her book, Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses, was named one of the top ten business books of 2007 by Booklist.
In 2006, she helped launch the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance, which has a membership today of over 400 local businesses and runs Portland’s popular “buy local” campaign.
Stacy is a graduate of Macalester College, where she studied U.S. labor and environmental history. She lives in Portland with her husband.
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