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Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed?

This question is derived from the British 19th century fairy tale, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” and is now very relevant to the concerns of potential travelers.  Most leisure travel usually involves one or more nights away from home.  As long as consumers are concerned about who will have previously occupied the room they are […]

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Second Guessing

Now that baseball is in a health hiatus, second guessing, also known as, I told you so, 20/20 hindsight, etc., has become the national pastime.  The fact that we have a national election in less than six months may have something to do with that.  But this blog is not about politics. It is easy […]

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Is Congress Doing Its Job?

It is no secret that Congress is currently very polarized and seemingly unable to do much in a truly bipartisan manner.  But Congress is made up of politicians, and in the words of Otto von Bismarck, “politics is the art of the possible, the attainable – the art of the next best.” Political polarization is […]

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“What Fools These Mortals Be.”

This is a line spoken by Puck in Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Argentina recently announced its ninth sovereign debt default. That Argentina defaulted should not have been a surprise, but that the country had an opportunity to default a ninth time makes one wonder just who lends money to a serial defaulter after […]

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China Has a Bad Debt Problem

China has lent billions to poor countries, and now they can’t pay it back.  Perhaps China should have heeded J. Paul Getty’s observation, “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem, if you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” China’s global lending spree, which, over the last two decades, showered less […]

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The Victor

Bob Bilkie, my husband and co-conspirator in both my home and work life, wrote a blog in late March regarding my mom’s health and her fighting spirit.  As a recap, my mom was admitted to St. Joseph Mercy hospital in Ann Arbor in early February.  She fought her way through five abdominal surgeries and a […]

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