As someone who lives in a city and expects that a sustainable world will be interdependent rather than isolated homesteads, I'm interested in where money (spent locally as an assumption) is best placed to help support a local economy. Who needs it most? What industries will keep it in local circulation?

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    I think you're going to have to narrow this down a lot for it to be answerable: people write whole books about this question as it is currently phrased.
    – 410 gone
    Feb 3, 2013 at 7:41
  • Thanks. As someone who's new to the SE model, is it more appropriate to edit the original question or submit a modified version as a new question? Feb 3, 2013 at 15:35
  • Try editing this one. If it gets buried by downvotes and close votes, then submit as a new question. If you want, come over to chat to try to knock the question into shape. It might take a little time, but we'll get there.
    – 410 gone
    Feb 3, 2013 at 16:00
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    "people write whole books about this question" - it's the life's work of many people!
    – Jay Bazuzi
    Feb 3, 2013 at 17:58
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    It's an interesting question, but broad questions like this can only be discussed, not answered, per se. As such, these type of talking-points and discussion questions are better asked in a discussion forum or chat room. It's just not well-suited to this type of Q&A site. Feb 3, 2013 at 18:00


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