X-Message-Number: 3533
Subject: SCI.CRYONICS Re: .Money
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 1994 23:41:59 -0800 (PST)

Brian Wowk is correct in that funding security is an important issue. To
some extent, creating a separate funding entity might insulate the patient
care funds from attacks (e.g. litigation). For instance, Alcor is moving 
toward a new trust mechanism for their funds.

However, there are legal obstacles that even multiple corporations *can't*
withstand: look at what happened to Dora Kent! Dora was suspended using
Cryovita, but when Ray Carillo raided the lab with his deputies, it didn't 
matter who did what (he was looking to nab everybody!).

For a complete discussion of organizational stability and various models,
readers can phone or email Alcor and request a copy of Carlos Mondragon's 
paper presented at the recent conference in Ontario entitled "Defining the 
Cryonics Institution".

Ever forward,


David Cosenza                                           
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