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A new vision for economics

The  Inland  Northwest  has  often  suffered  from  the  economic  instability  of  unsustainable  growth  without  appropriate  infrastructure.    We  have  suffered  in  the  decline  of  many  industries  which  have  provided  for  our  communities.    Small  businesses  with  long  term  employees  have  been  held  to  full  payout  while  larger  corporations  get  tax  breaks  and  leave  citizens wounded  at  the  unemployment  office,  buildings  are  left  empty  and  our  environment  is  impacted.


Perhaps  ”more  jobs”  is  not  so  much  the  answer,  as  is  a  plan  for  long  term  sustainability.    Perhaps  “growth” of GDP  is  not  the  metric  by  which  we  measure  success,  rather a more holistic metric.


INFSD  will  bring  coverage  holding  businesses  and  local  government  accountable,  pressuring  for  transparency  in  practices,  policies  and  planning.   


Using  media  to  pressure  for  collaboration  across  jurisdictions  and  insisting  on  bipartisanship  in  creating  and  implementing  a  sustainable  economic  plan.


There  are  plenty  of  examples (such as doughnut economics)  for  us  to  follow  in  creating  the  economic  structure  we  want  for  ourselves,  let’s begin  the  conversations,  come  to  some  agreements  and  common  goals and  then  let’s  make  it  happen  for  ourselves,  putting  local  government  in  service  to it’s  constituents—not  the  other  way  around.

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