Sunday, February 5, 2012

Economic Nostalgia

Yes, it's true and what does this mean? Is this the way society is headed regardless of whether knitting, canning, and overall self reliance is trending or not?

The culture in Portland seems to heading this way. Underneath the ridiculous trends and all the talk of hipsterdom, there is a an honest desire by many to be more self reliant. Because of this, the economy seems to be cutting out the fat and becoming more lean.

What types of opportunities will come from this shift? We're already seeing the emergence of a world class food culture in Portland, what else?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What does it mean to be "self reliant" in a global world? Does technology, such as being able to view this video from virtually anywhere, cause us to be more reliant on each other?