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Resisting Big-City Capitalism Through Sisterhood ... and Pie

Damon Mitchell, Next City

In the nation's poorest big city, Sister Pie bakery is trying to do its part as a small business to adopt business concepts that aren't conducive to creating the highest profit margins but are, instead, centered around bringing equity to the Detroit neighborhood of West Village. Owner, Lisa Ludwinski, aims to "challenge traditional capitalism and the patriarchy" by hiring mostly local women, providing fair wages and health benefits, sourcing ingredients from local vendors, and providing discounts to neighborhood residents.

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