“Now so many of us have lost our jobs, our savings—we are starting new businesses out of our garages. Out of our personal computers. We discover that our hobbies can make money. We teach in the home.
“Trading, bartering, thrifting… we are doing what we can. We are making things. The old shuttered storefronts can be re-opened …
“This is the basic healing that we need now across our country … We are getting to know each other again. This is the stuff of our new economy. It will grow and we won’t let it go this time.”
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