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A New Kind Of Low

A bit more than 20 years ago, the United States had a recession that was associated with the end of the .com craze, where it seemed that in order to get mad stacks of money from gullible investors and venture … Continue reading

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Zanz Kant Danz (But He’ll Steal Your Money)

One of the most notable and least examined aspects of the music industry is how many songs that seem on their face to be songs about dysfunctional romantic relationships end up being about the dysfunctional relationship between musical acts and … Continue reading

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In Restraint Of Trade

We tend to think of music labels and traditional publishers as being in the business of releasing art and literature to the general public, but in reality these gatekeepers serve in restraint of trade rather than in the business of … Continue reading

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They Don’t Care If You’re Hate Watching As Long As You’re Watching

This evening while I was eating dinner and watching, as is my custom, Thursday Night Football, I noticed that the television next to football was showing Game 3 of the WNBA championship. I must admit that while there was a … Continue reading

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The Quest For Gasoline

Every once in a while I go looking for an item that I think should be easy to find but ends up not being easy to find because of problems in either timing or the supply chain. Most of the … Continue reading

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On The Slow Boat From China

On the day before she returned to Florida from our usual annual vacation, my mother was finally able to get in touch with my stepfather on the phone to chat, and when she did she found out that he had … Continue reading

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The Legend Of The K-Car

What you think about the K-Car, as is the case with so many other things, depends on your perspective. If you are a fan of the Chrysler company, the K-Car represents the way that the Chrysler Company survived throughout the … Continue reading

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The Longest Shortest Flights

At earlier than 7AM yesterday, I got up to go to the airport with my mother for a 10:40AM flight from St. Thomas the short distance to San Juan, Puerto Rico. We had hoped to be able to tour around … Continue reading

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Changing Each Other

Most of us are well aware of the (sometimes unpleasant) reality that the institutions we are a part of seek to change us. Through the sometime maladroit mean of carrots and sticks they seek to push and prod and motivate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wisdom Of The Last Farmer

Wisdom Of The Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies From The Land, by David Mas Masumoto This book is no more than half of an interesting conversation that one can find between authors like this one and authors like Victor Davis Hanson … Continue reading

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