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November 11, 2010 – Comments (5)

My column yesterday for Fool.com dealt with the fact that some big money's backing social responsibility's rise. Pretty interesting statistics point to more interest in the socially responsible investing philosophy than ever before, particularly during the difficult times we've experienced in the last several years.

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#1) On November 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM, alstry (35.28) wrote:

Is this a positive?

http://www.gtbnews.com/

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#2) On November 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM, TMFLomax (41.13) wrote:

alstry

Well, no, that all looks pretty negative, ha! I do still believe a lot of variables are very negative in our economy, but it is an opportunity to seek out and push for quality and responsibility for a change. 

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#3) On November 11, 2010 at 10:46 AM, alstry (35.28) wrote:

FWIW....sustainability is becoming the single most important issue I am now focusing in my life outside of family.

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#4) On November 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM, TMFLomax (41.13) wrote:

Right on for sustainability! We are currently experiencing the negative results of what an era of waste and disregard can do, in so many ways, I think. Again, an opportunity to stop the downward spiral, though, instead of trying desperately to get back to that other way of life.

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#5) On November 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM, stan8331 (97.55) wrote:

Sustainability is a serious paradigm-shift for America - our whole society has been built up around the concept of excess as a sign of health and prosperity.  Right now, we're more than a little scared of the way the world is changing around us.  Fear always has the potential to make people stupid, but our ace in the hole is that we have always been less resistant to change and new ideas than most other countries. 

I'm hopeful that we will find a way to dial back on the internal political warfare, stop focusing so much on what's been lost and start making smarter choices about positioning ourselves to take advantage of the opportunities the new century will bring.  We face great challenges, but our position only becomes hopeless if we fail to accept equally shared sacrifice and indefinitely continue a stubborn refusal to look to the future.

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