Continuing in a-couple-days-of-headache-half-bakery-rambling, I was thinking about how Sbarro and Krispy Kreme and lots of other big companies are on the edge of collapse, and was thinking that it was a really good thing. Obviously it’s not a comment on the fact that people aren’t buying pizza or donuts. I mean, maybe they’re not buying as much, but they’re still buying plenty… What it is a comment about is that megacorporations are not sustainable business models.
So I think — I hope — the end result of all these giant companies and giant franchises collapsing is that they will be replaced with locally owned and locally branded businesses, which are far more nimble and able to survive market fluctuations, to say nothing of the fact that a local business keeps money in the local community and keeps money from evaporating higher and higher up the class system. I definitely think the same thing will happen in farming as factory farms collapse and we see the return of the small family farm. Fingers crossed.