Restoring the credit rating: look local

Unlike other candidates, who would sacrifice services at the altar of someone else’s credit, I will give you, the residents of Minneapolis some credit, and here’s how I will restore the rest of the world’s faith in our fair city:

  1. issue local currency, pay off the out-of-state banksters (local credit is worth more than sell-to-the-highest-bidder credit)
  2. restore property values by allowing farmers to buy city-owned abandoned lots, and be owner-operators of urban market gardens, creating local jobs, local food, and driving up value of existing housing stock in that neighborhood
  3. make the city a net (contracted) electrical generator, and use the revenue from selling the surplus of renewables we have for solar in the city and community-owned wind turbines in the surrounding countryside.

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