Will “Minneapolis 2040” Turn the City Into Houston? Or Maybe Mumbai?

(Just a Little) Recreational Reading for Policy Wonks [Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] I’m sure I’m not the only Minneapolis Realtor who’s now fielding questions from concerned clients...
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Check-in Nurse: “Have You Left the Country in the Last 3 Weeks?”

Overheard at the Doctor’s Office The rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers is just one of the ways Minnesota and Wisconsin compete (and put each other down). Which explains this exchange, overheard at the (Twin Cities) doctor’s office yesterday: Nurse:  ‘Have you been out of the country in the last 3 weeks?’...
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Definition of Intelligence

Knowing What You Don’t Know — & Doing Something About It “When I bore people at a party . . . they think it’s their fault.” –Henry Kissinger “Better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re an idiot, then open it and confirm it. –Yiddish saying Who says “I don’t know” more:...
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