|equity caps||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Philip W. Bush (Philip.W.Bushdartmouth.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 10:44:25 -0600 (MDT)|
Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful responses to my inquiry about equity caps. They have added important perspectives to our group's mulling of this topic. Donella Meadows, one of our members, sent our mailing list the following. I forward it with permission. We'd be interested in further reactions. Phil Bush Cobb Hill Hartland, VT --- Forwarded Message from Donella.H.Meadows [at] Dartmouth.EDU (Donella H. Meadows) --- I thank Phil for starting that good discussion on equity caps on the cohousing list, and for forwarding the responses to us all. I hope that [Cobb Hill members] will take the time to read those responses -- they begin to fill out [our] questions ... about how the various scenarios would work out over time. ... I found the responses EXTREMELY painful to read. They all said, in one way or another, we think the current system is unjust and wrong, but we had to bend to it. I can see the reasons why they did, and they are enormously understandable reasons. But I can also read their regret. It's an awful regret (which we all have to live with all the time) -- to know you've been forced by a superior power to do something that violates some deep value. I suppose it's the inherent reformer in me, but when a superior and amoral power tries to force me to do something that violates a deep value, I go into an incredibly stubborn and sneaky resistance mode. I am NOT going to bend to THAT! I say. I will find SOME way around it! Or I will oppose it with every fiber of my being. (I would have survived about 5 minutes in Nazi Germany.) Just want to warn you all, I'm on my high horse, just from reading those sad tales from the other cohousing groups, made up of people far more patient and rational and wise than I am. I think the whole system of entangling money with housing (and other necessities, such as health care), and of distributing money so unjustly, is SO WRONG. We have GOT to find a way, if not to oppose it outright, at least to set up some sort of subterranean alternative! Up in arms, Thankful that I have a community of cooler heads to work with, Dana
- Re: Equity caps, (continued)
- Re: equity caps Bitner/Stevenson, August 16 1999
- Fwd: equity caps RowenaHC, August 17 1999
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