January 2008

And if you wonder why Dayton is losing jobs…

Just give Jules Opperman a call. She opened the small gelato shop in the Oregon district that I absolutely loved. She decided the Oregon District parking hassles and walking traffic weren’t her best option and found a new space on Brown Street- right across from Burger King. 900 square feet that has been a bicycle Read More

Fed cuts rates again- and it won’t help.

What happens when the Fed can’t cut interest rates anymore? We’re getting really close to finding that out. No, wait, isn’t that sort of what the Bush administration “Stimulus package” is- when we borrow money from future generations, and hand it out for free? The Fed cut interest rates again today, and you should be Read More

DDN endorses Mitakides, barely

With their normal, negative bent, the Eddie Roth-less editorial board begins their “endorsement” talking about losing. Of course, they would have said the same thing about Abraham Lincoln, but no matter. They then go on to say that Turner is unbeatable. Next comes that Jane Mitakides raised impressive amounts of money last time she got Read More

Jared Diamond must have seen the Esrati Priceless video

Jared Diamond won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction for “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” and tonight he spoke at Wright State. In the middle of his presentation, he talked about his worries of a growing economic divide in this country- and how the wealthy have insulated themselves from the Read More

Getting rich failing: Only in America

Saw this in the Dayton Business Journal today: Countrywide CEO to voluntarily give up $37.5M in severance – Dayton Business Journal: The chief executive of Countrywide Financial Corp. says he will give up $37.5 million in cash severance and other perks he would have gained from the company’s acquisition by Bank of America Corp. Countrywide Read More

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