Tag Archives: predatory businesses

Dear Bank of Ann Arbor, I know you really want to, but you shouldn’t share everything with the #localbusiness tag

Someone should tell the folks at Bank of Ann Arbor that this probably isn’t a story that they want to be sharing, seeing as how Bee only started working with ZipCap after having been turned down for a loan by them. Bee, as some of you may have heard us discuss a few weeks ago […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Local Business, The Saturday Six Pack, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Killing predatory payday lenders with the USPS

Rarely do I find myself getting fired-up over policy initiatives being weighed in D.C., but I just read a really interesting piece in the New Republic about the possibility that the United States Postal Service could begin providing expanded financial services, and I’m intrigued. Not only would it create a new revenue source for the […]

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All the Devils are Here

I’m going to lay in bed and watch The Wire tonight. It’s not nearly as fun, but, if you’re looking for something to watch, here’s video of Jon Stewart interviewing the authors of the new book All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. I’m not incredibly knowledgeable when it comes […]

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Showdown on Water Street

Remember how, a little while ago, I mentioned that I’d heard that Burger King was getting ready to make a bid on one of the Water Street parcels? Well, it sounds as though the subject is going to come up in the near future at a City Council meeting. I just received the following from […]

Posted in Economics, entrepreneurism, Mark's Life, Observations, Politics, Rants, Retail, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

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