The Politics of Apartment Rent

June 10, 2024

Recently a major landlord company in Atlanta was raided by the FBI as part of a nationwide investigation into apartment rent price-fixing. What began in 2022 as a class action suit by renters in several states has now escalated into…

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Who are you, man, who are you really?

June 3, 2024

In the 1987 movie Barfly, Micky Rourke’s character is a soul-searching alcoholic who hangs out in bars pondering life’s mysteries. “Who are you?” a patron asks. “Ah, the eternal question” is Rourke’s response. On the 1976 album “One More from…

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Boston Lucky

May 28, 2024

This past holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to spend a few relaxing days in Boston. The city is widely known for its deep-rooted history, impeccably preserved architecture, prominent churches and cathedrals, numerous colleges and universities, professional sports teams, and…

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America the Bountiful

May 20, 2024

The United States is a land that just keeps giving. In the early days of our nation, it was the fertility of the soil that helped feed a growing population and attract newcomers to gain the freedom to prosper. Our…

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Diamonds Aren’t Forever

May 13, 2024

I remember vividly the UK’s years of high inflation in the 1970s, which included strikes by the coal miners union, power cuts, and rationing. We bought in bulk because prices were going up by double digits annually. The period was…

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