One of the big changes on modern economies that unfettered consumer capitalism has wrought has been the rise of huge multinational companies. These global businesses can use their economies of scale to outperform rivals and so gain more of a monopoly on markets.
It means that the profits from local sales often go abroad, to distant shareholders. In looking for ways to remake our economy so it works in service of everyone, rather than a privileged few, techniques that make local economies more self-sufficient are at the cutting edge. This visual guide shows you how a locally focused food economy would work.