Subject: Re: The merger: a user's perspective
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 16:31:09 -0500

Ian writes:
| There is a classic case of a lumber company which harvested their
| forest more or less responsibly, and was then bought out on the
| stock market by an organization which simply cut down the entire
| forest and liquidated the company in order to get a fast good return
| on their investment.

Russ writes:
> Essentially you're arguing that the price for standing trees is wrong,
> without expressing a willingness to buy them at a higher price.

Ian has expressed a willingness to buy them at a higher price.  He's
willing to defend them with force (environmental law).

For efficiency, we hope that his promotion of this law results in his
personally guarding the edge of the forest.

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Brian Bartholomew - - - Working Version, Cambridge, MA