The belief that it is virtuous to buy from people who live closer to oneself.
Just as we should abhor racism that manifests itself by preferring to buy things from people of our own race, we should abhor placism that manifests itself by preferring to buy things from people who live nearer to us.
by Umax August 04, 2012
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When a person tries to order take-out, but the operator says they can't take their order because they don't deliver in that area.
That is flagrant placism.
by Occam's Taser September 03, 2010