An economic locavore policy - Page 2

San Francisco needs to take a broad approach to the city economy

Local businesses need to get a strong preference.

The San Francisco controller needs to start looking at the city's balance of trade — what do we import, what do we export, and how can we use more local products?

The city needs to use tax policy to encourage local enterprise and discourage the out-of-town chains that use San Francisco as a strip mine.

There's much more on the agenda, and there are plenty of people with good ideas. The crisis will define our political era; the city ought to be moving now to be in the lead.

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