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I work with entrepreneurs and professionals who share a desire to build and use wealth to improve our communities and environment.
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Towards Building New Communities

While some of our decisions may be made at random, more often, when deliberating a course of action, we are attempting to gain satisfaction from the resulting chain of events.  What that satisfaction might be can vary widely for different individuals and in different circumstances, and there are always trade-offs.



Given this observation, a question we may ask is, what sorts of practical things can we do to increase the satisfaction we experience throughout our lives?  The answering… Continue

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 11:59am

The Death and Rise of Communities

In a previous post I said that I believe we have a purpose, and that is to share our lives with one another, to have faith in each other and to forgive each other.



What tangible goals can be worked toward with the mind of fulfilling such purpose?



Many.  But the one that is most essential is the goal of working to found and strengthen communities.



What I mean by "community" is important.  By its current use, the word seems to mean… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 9:05am

The Dilemma of the Commons

The best paper every written on political theory or economics wasn't written by a political theorist or an economist.  It was written by a biologist.  In 1968 Garrett Hardin wrote one of the most famous papers ever to be published in the journal, Science.  He titled it, "The Tragedy of the Commons".



The issues brought up in… Continue

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

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Towards Building New Communities

While some of our decisions may be made at random, more often, when deliberating a course of action, we are attempting to gain satisfaction from the resulting chain of events.  What that satisfaction might be can vary widely for different individuals and in different circumstances, and there are always trade-offs. Given this observation, a question we may ask is, what sorts of practical things can we do to increase the satisfaction we experience throughout our lives?  The answering of that…See More
Apr 26, 2011
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Renee left a comment for Jonathan Cracraft
"Hi Jon, thanks for your kind words! That's what keeps us going!! Come say hi at Earth Day!"
Apr 7, 2011
Jonathan Cracraft posted a blog post

The Death and Rise of Communities

In a previous post I said that I believe we have a purpose, and that is to share our lives with one another, to have faith in each other and to forgive each other. What tangible goals can be worked toward with the mind of fulfilling such purpose? Many.  But the one that is most essential is the goal of working to found and strengthen communities. What I mean by "community" is important.  By its current use, the word seems to mean any collection of people that have some identifiable common…See More
Apr 7, 2011
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"Mid April would be great.  Please get in touch with me when you've got a date in mind. Take care."
Mar 28, 2011
Ellen commented on Jonathan Cracraft's blog post The Dilemma of the Commons
"The Commons Moment is Now http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/24-0 ' I know the way things were can not be brought back, we need to move forward. Rather than arguing socialism or capitalism, red or blue, we need to openly discuss what we…"
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"You as well! I am always up for a drink, especially in Broad Ripple. I've got a bit of travel and other commitments the next few weeks, but perhaps in mid-April?  "
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"Robby - it was nice talking with you last night.  Then a coincidence to see your picture on here today.  If you ever feel like grabbing a drink and talking more, please let me know - I'd enjoy it."
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We gather at or near the turn of seasons. Topics covered were energy conservation, environmental sustainability, food security, gardening, permaculture, bicycling, affluenza, Indy Food Coop, and Bluestone Folk School.See More
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Indiana Green Business and Community Alliance

IGBCA – “Think Local First” is a membership organization whose purpose is to engage Indiana residents to support local businesses in order to build economically self-reliant and healthy communities that secure prosperity to our familiesSee More
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Connecting the dots, including ecosystem services, economic growth, sustainable development, externalities, the impacts of efficiency, economic justice, economic stability, peace, simple living, quality of life, biodiversity, climate change, peak oil, peak everything, environmental sustainability, agriculture, permaculture, urban design, ecocity design, food security, and national…See More
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This group's purpose is to service & support the development of green collar jobs in Indiana. Actions like the Green Jobs Develop Act, hiring companies, resumes, job postings, supporting legislation, services, and related classifieds.See More
Mar 26, 2011
Jonathan Cracraft posted a blog post

The Dilemma of the Commons

The best paper every written on political theory or economics wasn't written by a political theorist or an economist.  It was written by a biologist.  In 1968 Garrett Hardin wrote one of the most famous papers ever to be published in the journal, Science.  He titled it, "The Tragedy of the Commons". The issues brought up in this article seem to find themselves at the…See More
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At 10:52am on April 7, 2011, Renee said…
Hi Jon, thanks for your kind words! That's what keeps us going!! Come say hi at Earth Day!
At 10:08pm on March 26, 2011, Robby Slaughter said…

You as well! I am always up for a drink, especially in Broad Ripple.

I've got a bit of travel and other commitments the next few weeks, but perhaps in mid-April?

 

 
 
 

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