>As for Twin Oaks, our Paris Commune, it's basically a subsidiary of Pier
>1. The day folks shopping for throw pillows stop picking up a Twin Oaks-
>made hammock as well, that's the day that particular experiment in
>participatory economics comes to an end.
As it happens, they send me their newsletter, as do several other voluntary communities. And Pier 1 has indeed cut back on orders, resulting in some financial difficulties. I think the plan is to boost tofu sales.