Monthly Archives: April 2009

Take that, Portland!

Confession time: I’ve got a little beef with Portland. I lived in Olympia, Wash. for eight years, and during that time I lost track of how many friends moved south to the glorious progressive mecca also known as PDX. Of … Continue reading

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Swine flu comes to town

Sacramento has once again stumbled into the eye of a media storm, this time with the revelation that at least one student in the area has the dreaded swine flu. Fortunately this seems to be a mild version that may … Continue reading

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So much for my hiatus

I have to make a quick visit to mention a really sharp reporter that I’ve just discovered. Mary Kane writes for the Washington Independent, and has written a couple of extremely insightful articles about the difficulties facing the credit union … Continue reading

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My school has gotten a bit out of hand, so coopgeek is going to be taking a little blog hiatus for the next few weeks. I may pop up from time to time, but it won’t be like usual. But … Continue reading

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On “socialists” and “right wing extremists”

Whatever one thinks about President Obama, it must be admitted that he has not been quite the unifying figure that some had hoped. This is not entirely his fault, as financial crises tend to breed polarization, just as times of plenty … Continue reading

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Paradigm shift and…beer marketing departments???

I was going to let go of the whole paradigm shift theme, but tonight on TV I saw an ad for a certain well-known beer company that kind of threw me for a loop. In the interest of not promoting class war … Continue reading

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Paradigm shift among retirees

Senior housing cooperatives have had decades of success. They are mainly in the Midwest, but have recently started to spread to other areas. The movement is well established enough to have its own national body, the Senior Cooperative Foundation. This … Continue reading

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