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A Conversation with RSF Social Finance CEO Don Shaffer

A Declaration of Independents

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for some of the people some of the time and all of the people all of the time to reaffirm the political bands which have connected them with one another.

Real Billions and Real Trillions

While I was searching for images of life in the soil, I came upon the following on Sweet Bay Farm’s website (see above). They’re working to restore soils depleted by decades of monoculture—the continual cultivation of a single crop, in this case tobacco—so this picture of several earthworm tunnels in a clod does not yet suggest anything teeming.

A Conversation With Jeff Moyer

Jeff, before we begin, I want to thank you for the images of the jars of water, one with soil rich in organic matter and one with the dissolved murkiness of soil that is deficient in carbon. Ever since you showed those images during a public talk a decade or so ago, the comparison has stuck with me.

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  1. Are you considering starting a Community Investment Portal that is now legal in Minnesota? Non-qualified investors can now invest in local businesses and start-ups, and the businesses in turn can accept investment money up to I believe $2 million. The investors are true investors in that they own a piece of the project and receive returns from the business’s success.

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