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The uberization of the American workforce

A few weeks ago, as a part of Ann Arbor’s annual, multi-day A2Tech360 event, there was a session called “2029: What the Future Holds,” during which a number of folks from both the University of Michigan and industry speculated as to how technology may evolve and change our lives over the coming decade. Of the […]

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Blackmailed by Pecker… The Bezos dick pic, the role of the Saudis, and possibility that Kushner may have been involved

If you haven’t yet, I’d encourage you to read the article that Jeff Bezos posted to Medium today about a blackmail attempt against him on the part of AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer. It would appear, from letters that Bezos has made public this afternoon, that AMI, led by Trump associate David […]

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When markets thrive on stability, what did you think was going to happen when you elected Donald Trump?

As I know very little about how the economy works, or the extent to which the stock market effects the economy, or, really, anything else about money related matters, I try to steer clear of such subjects here on the site. For those of you who might be interested in discussing the Dow Industrial Average’s […]

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When will the first Amazon drone be brought down?

There’s a lot I could say about Jeff Bezos’s recent announcement that, within four years, Amazon will be delivering by drone, but I’m exhausted. I did want to say, however, that I can’t imagine a scenario where people, seeing a swarm of free electronics, DVDs and video games just buzzing overhead, wouldn’t be tempted to […]

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On the movie Stage Door, and buying stuff through my Amazon store

I bought a movie on a whim through Amazon the other day. I’d never seen it before, but, from what I could tell, it seemed like the kind of thing that I’d like. Among other things, the cast included a number of actresses that I happen to be quite fond of, including Katharine Hepburn, Lucille […]

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