Dropping a (Soup) Line

They say that life is full of missed opportunities. Some friends in Massachusetts are disappointed that they had to let a great one pass them by.

They run an investment company -- but not the usual sort. For seven years they have been receiving money and investing it in such things as housing cooperatives, worker-owned businesses, and community services, including non-profit health clinics, cultural centers, and emergency shelters. They were so busy taking care of business on Monday, October 19, that they didn't get wind of the stock market crash until the late-night news report at 10:30.

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