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Sometimes the best place to build the future is in the neglected, forgotten, left-alone places: Small organic urban farms, fruit and berry orchards, small animal husbandry, all in walking distance of the worker-owners who tend to the everyday chores. Solar farms, wind towers — sell energy. Cottage industries, branded as “local,” “made in U.S.,” “made in Cairo, IL.” Become the new paradigm — sustainable, village-like community, well-educated, lots of wild and beautiful spots, interconnected — because you are a heart-spot of our whole country.

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