February 17, 2020
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Fun with Telemarketers- Part II

We’ve all experienced them: dinner hour phone calls from people trying to sell us things, inform us of new products, or otherwise try our patience with sales pitches for services or products we don’t really need or want. Our privacy is...

Fun with Telemarketers- Part I

We’ve all experienced them: dinner hour phone calls from people trying to sell us things, inform us of new products, or otherwise try our patience with sales pitches for services or products we don’t really need or want. Our privacy is...

Detroit Census Reflects a Sad Reality

I remember riding in an Army truck with 15 other National Guardsmen that had spent a July night on fire duty in Detroit.  It was late July, 1967 and one of the guys leaned over and said to me, “you know this City is never going to be the same.”  I...

The Mystery of New Car Prices

The Mystery of New Car Prices

Every day, millions of Americans make the trip to a new car dealer to see if they can afford a new automobile.  Used cars are normally sold with a somewhat “fixed” price.  The dealer may accept an offer that is close to his asking price but the...

An Afternoon in Herrliberg, Switzerland

Switzerland is a very prosperous country.  It has been spared all the wars in Europe over the last 400 years.  This is a true story and is based upon actual costs.  Supply and demand is affected by many things in the real world: taxes, government...

Not Your Friends

Not Your Friends

The recent Federal legislation and new regulations have spelled out the pitfalls of credit cards.  In addition, they have created a shift in the way the credit card companies deal with the credit consumer.  Years ago, the consumer was told of the...

Privacy is Gone Forever

One of the dictionary definitions of “privacy” is the state of being free from unsanctioned intrusions.  I am afraid that we, as a country and as a people, will never enjoy the privacy that our forefathers enjoyed.  Nothing is sacred...

Fly Me To The Car?

Fly Me To The Car?

If you haven’t flown in a while, an entire new reality awaits you. I recently flew with a friend of mine to Florida for a 10-day vacation.  So surprised was I from the “experience” that I have come to believe that the airline...