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Food and the Shadow Economy

Touch the Soil News #549 The dollar has limits in our culture on how efficiently it is allowed to move in the employment sectors. For example, over the last 50 years, workers have amassed a retirement nest egg of almost $25 trillion. These dollars do not flow freely from wages to purchasing and back to wages. Along the way they are taken out and re-inserted into the economy as debt or investments. In addition, the concept of financial efficiency – get by with the least labor costs – means just that. Out of this austerity of dollars for purchasing power by the citizenry, there is now a significant portion of…

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