Monthly Archives: November 2007

Episode 31 From Hubbard, Wisconsin: Jose Under Fire

Thanks to his acquaintance, Renaldo, Jose was able to hire some illegal Mexicans to work for his construction firm (See Sunday, June 4, 2006 “The Gonzales’ Dilemma”). This was a last resort for Jose and Angela, as they couldn’t find … Continue reading

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The Sub Prime Lending Crisis

Over the past five years I’ve been in and out of Chicago looking for investment property. I’m a radio freak and I can distinctly remember lender radio commercials touting low interest Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM’s). Five years ago the lenders … Continue reading

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Unintended Democratization

China is a paradox. Politically it is a communistic state, but economically it thrives because of its capitalist economy. A generation ago (1978) when Deng Xiaoping ended collective farming and encouraged foreign investment through joint ventures, China made the decisive … Continue reading

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The Narcissists

Last February a study was completed by Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University along with four other Psychologists. The study examined responses of 16,475 college students nationwide who completed an evaluation called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. The study … Continue reading

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No Problem, You’re Excused!

Just when I think that our culture has dropped to rock bottom, I encounter something that convinces me that the bar defining personal integrity and responsibility is being set lower and lower. Take, for example, a new website called … Continue reading

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