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Fink, Pierce and Eller… what’s the connection?

In response to yesterday’s post about Mike Eller’s disturbing far right wing beliefs, someone raised an interesting question. Why is it, this person asked, that “Mike Eller: Democrat for City Council” yard signs are almost always accompanied by signs for Steve Pierce and Jim Fink? My sense is that it’s because all of them are […]

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Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw on the importance of robust local business ecosystems, the upcoming BALLE conference in Grand Rapids, and the meaning of “real prosperity”

For the first time ever, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) will be holding its national, annual conference for independently owned, socially responsible businesses, here, in Michigan. The meeting, which is being called Real Prosperity Starts Here, is scheduled to take place in Grand Rapids this May, and, as of right now, I’m […]

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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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