Thursday, December 25, 2003

Commune to Close, After Years of Strife and Striving

New York Times

Seattle-area commune fails after 35 years. Quote:

"Love Israel's failure was not for lack of trying. The group has many skilled craftsmen, and it kept borrowing against its property to start businesses in and around Arlington - a restaurant, a wood mill, artist studios and other shops and cottage businesses. Love Israel's annual Garlic and Music Festival, which draws thousands of people every year, earned enough money to meet some mortgage payments. But it was not enough. When the last of its business ventures failed, the group filed for bankruptcy last February."

For some reason, communists make bad capitalists.

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