May 18, 2009

A Study in Two Relief Efforts

35W Bridge vs. Wall St. Collapse:A Study in 2 Relief(?) Efforts This August, the Twin Cities will observe the second anniversary of the 35W Bridge collapse. Summer, ’09 will also mark (approximately) the second anniversary of Wall Street’s housing-triggered melt-down. So how have the two relief efforts been conducted? What are the results to date?...
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Downtown Mpls. Retail Bust

Recession Casualty . . . or Something Else? I made the rare foray into downtown Minneapolis for some retail shopping the other day, and what I found reminded me of an old skit from The Chris Rock Show. An African-American man is shown trying, unsuccessfully, to hail a cab. Naked. As each cab passes him...
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