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Detroit

Find the Hat

“If spending an amount equal to half of the world’s second largest GDP to buy up foreign currencies is not currency manipulation, then what is?” -Martin Wolf, Financial Times The perils of Chicago Many moons ago, long before I…

Ghost Town Detroit

This is a post on demographics inspired by a conversation I had earlier today. Detroit was, in its heyday just after World War II, when the US auto industry was literally firing on all cylinders, the fourth largest in the U.S., Its…

Obama: Now watch this drive

Back in September I posted “Now watch this drive” to explain voters’ increasing alarm at Obama’s detachment from the economic problems of ordinary Americans.  Commenting on a video featuring a famous George W. Bush gaffe, I said:…

GM to liquidate Saab

From the Guardian: General Motors announces closure of 62-year-old Swedish carmaker after collapse of negotiations with Spyker One of the most famous names in European motoring, Saab, is set to be consigned to automotive history…
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