/ Patagucci Founder and TNF Founder buy lots land in Patagonia

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Thelongcon - on 27 Apr 2014
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-17/patagonia-dreaming-kris-tompkins-works-to-build-the-...

Thoughts? At first I was quite impressed, but one of the comments made me think about how this affects the locals and limits their livelihood.
BnB - on 27 Apr 2014
In reply to Thelongcon:

At least they are trying to do good with their money, experience and success, even if there is some vanity in the pursuit, not that there is any evidence of that. It must be impossible to please everyone. I guess the tourist dollar will vastly improve living standards for many, but at the expense of a way of life.

Talented, enterprising people can do great things. I'll watch with interest.
PeakDJ on 27 Apr 2014
In reply to Thelongcon:

Is this something new? I thought there project had been going on for ages. Search out the film "180 degrees south" if you want an insight and some great footage of the region.
goose299 - on 27 Apr 2014
In reply to PeakDJ:
I was going to recommend the same movie as soon as I read the OP.
A really good movie. Yvon Chouinard comes across a great guy who seems to care about the area
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JJL - on 27 Apr 2014
In reply to Thelongcon:

It does need to be kept in perspective - the total area they have impacted is equivalent to a square 60 miles on a side.
Thelongcon - on 27 Apr 2014
In reply to PeakDJ:

Ah, didn't know anything about it prior to this. Will check the film out, cheers!

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