eh. Customers, maybe. Depends what you mean by "elites". Most of us worker bees try to shop frugally. With good reason. But that's what led to the problem. 60 years ago I was told it was cheaper for Boston to get milk from Wisconsin than from Vermont. I think transportation-enabled trade is good, but it has down-sides. If some folks take the time, resources, and effort to try to encourage local production, I'd call that civic-minded. But not everyone has the resources. Don't see a need to get uptight about labeling those who do and use it for something worthwhile.
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