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Don’t Make Eye Contact With a Cop

Saturday, August 29, 2015 19:47 No Comments

A young, black male from Detroit, who was peacefully making his way through Dayton, Ohio, was pulled over for … not signaling … on second thought, not turning on his turn signal 100 feet prior to his turn. But then, the cop admits why he really got pulled over. The cop had been trailing the [...]

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Anarcho-Libraries vs the State

Saturday, August 29, 2015 17:51 No Comments

Little Free Libraries is a great story of ordinary folks who decided that voluntarily sharing books is a great way to meet people and enrich communities. Some months go, The Atlantic described how local governments were threatening residents with citations for constructing Little Free Library structures, which are communal bookshelves where residents are encouraged to [...]

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Anarcho-Sinkhole?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:20 No Comments

When the government left these Detroit residents a road sinkhole and refused to own up to fixing that sinkhole, the residents turned it into an aquarium. While the hole remained for years, and filling with water, residents cleaned the hole of algae and stocked it with fish. This mini-pond encased in asphalt had become a home [...]

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Detroit’s Guerilla Road Repair

Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:09 2 Comments

In the little enclave that is Hamtramck, Michigan, they call it Hamtramck Guerilla Road Repair. The county and city can’t get anything done, and the state consistently threatens residents that the roads cannot be fixed without extracting more and more of our money. Consequently, the roads have become awfully bad. Hamtramck’s potholes are notorious for being some [...]

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Bubble Barbershop: Here We Go Again

Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:47 No Comments

The Hipster Barbershop came and went. Five months ago the headline read, “Hipster Barbershop Trend Arrives in Detroit.” Now the headline predictably reads, “High-End Detroit Barbershop Closes After 5 Months.” The business was built on $40 cuts and $50 straight razor shaves and this was considered to be “breaking new ground for a basic men’s cut in [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

Bicycle Bubble?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:00 No Comments

I am as big a booster as anyone when it comes to anything Detroit, especially as it involves bicycles (I have 8 of them) and commerce. And I wouldn’t mind the Detroit Bikes “B-Type” bicycle for myself, perhaps someday. But I have an egg or two to throw at this article on the expansion plans [...]

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Practicing Economics Without a License

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 19:51 No Comments

I just came back from Cleveland where I spent a couple of days loitering around Little Italy and making some new friends over some good wine. I love to engage in conversations with the small entrepreneurs, wherever I travel, because they are always teeming with stories of how they beat the regulatory state, time after [...]

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Finally, A Use for “You Go Girl!”

Thursday, February 26, 2015 16:49 2 Comments

I don’t like overused clichés, but for this I am making an exception. Detroit News headline today: “Women With CPLs Surge in Michigan.” The number of women statewide who received or renewed concealed pistol licenses rose from 10,862 in 2010 to 25,418, a gain of 134 percent. And while women still made up less than [...]

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Grilled Cheese No-Bubble?

Monday, February 16, 2015 21:59 No Comments

To quote the article: …with the goal of becoming the largest operator in the gourmet grilled cheese space. Surely we should have known there *was* such as thing as a “grilled cheese space”? That said, I am a big fan of food trucks – they are very successful at a Mom-and-Pop entrepreneurial level, serving urban [...]

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(Neo-Victorian?) Fools For Big Pharma

Monday, March 24, 2014 19:20 1 Comment

I don’t know who this loon is, but in spite of his lack of a wide platform, it is worth posting this piece here because, once again, it shows how intellectually feeble the vaccination nation drum beaters are as they continue to hate on and verbally bully individuals who make their own choices about what [...]

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