Changing Times

    People who live in times of the collapse of an old order and the rise of a new, sometimes can see it clearly and sometimes they can’t.  I am convinced that we are on the cusp of a

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Today Detroit, Tomorrow Chicago?

        I view Detroit and its bankruptcy as a harbinger of things to come.  The blue state social model of ever higher taxes, ever expanding benefits for members of public employee unions and one party rule by the

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Detroit: Canary in the Mine for Blue States

      Detroit has been de facto bankrupt for a very long time and yesterday it became de jure bankrupt with a Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the former Motor City.  Hard to believe that during World War II Detroit was

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Illinois is Economic Road-Kill

This can be considered a companion piece to my worst governor post which may be read here.  The video above  consists of selections from a speech by author Joel Kotkin to the Illinois Policy Institute explaining some of the ways in which the powers

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