How to Radically Revitalize America: a Micropolitan Manifesto hit my inbox this morning. I couldn’t resist taking a fast read and it is a worthwhile one at that. Katie McCaskey wrote it and Pat Jarrett is the photographer. The photos alone are worth the download, but the message in the text is precisely what many makers are about.
Ms. McCaskey is writing about leaving the big city for rural America, small town America. But in my mind, you can have a small town, a niche community within a large urban area, too. In her words, “this about regular people who want to live in walkable communities and strengthen a local economy.” It is a celebration of indie capitalism and rural America.