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Milk prices and cooperation

I’ve seen a couple of articles about milk prices in the last few days, which is not surprising because the dairy industry is undergoing a historic price collapse that will probably drive many farmers out of business. Basically, the story … Continue reading

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What to do with auto malls?

There has been a lot of news lately about auto dealers. Even before Chrysler and GM decided last week to pull the plug on a couple thousand dealerships, there were a lot of closures. Now it seems that the issue … Continue reading

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How groceries can save rural America

I’ve wrapped up finals, and caught myself up on the other things that needed doing, and now it’s time to get back to the blog. There is no shortage of material, and in the near future you can expect to … 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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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 in the suburbs

In my last entry, I started exploring signs that things are really changing in the deep way that is sometimes called a paradigm shift. Is all the populist talk in Congress just the noise of people who will say anything … Continue reading

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