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Life After Conventional Finance

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. Avataraaleyth says

    Blessed Be that the love inherent in ‘truths’ shines brilliantly in those who speak and write with such depth and understanding

  2. Avatardavid williams says

    Marco, This is a great piece. I will pass it on to others I know that can also learn from your wisdom of what is important in evaluating our finances and investments.

  3. AvatarLisa Sadleir-Hart says

    Any interest in bringing your message to Southeast Alaska? I think SeaAlaska’s southeast sustainable partnership may be moving in that direction.

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