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would you buy books from a social enterprise as opposed to amazon? the enterprise uses book sales and media products sales to generate money to buy forest timberland to preserve as working forests and to protect farms and create a conservation type fund that lends money out to good projects that help the environment and people. i want to create such a thing. got everything planned out business wise but will need funding. what crowdfunding reward ideas do you think would be great? i could offer people a yurt camping experience in 5 years after a donation through community supported recreation. how this works is people support my business, after the business gets up and breaks even all the net profits are saved up to buy a wooded acreage and the camp is then built and the backers get to camp out within 5 years. the example of the yurt rental business idea i have is from: http://www.frostmountainyurts.com/index.htm
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My two cents...If all things were about 80% equal, I would opt for the social enterprise. If it was much more expensive and much more cumbersome, probably not. Just one guy's opinion.
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I would buy a book at Amazon FROM a company with social ties. I would also not buy (depending on what the social tie was). If i buy a sock and another pair goes to a third world country. I could support that.

Take Paul's upcoming book as an example. It seems like Paul's monetary goals are primarily to support his cause of building a better world and his labs are his method to experiment and give hard examples of how to do it. So if his book was offered at Amazon, and i bought the book,  i am inevetibly helping to fund his lab.
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