Tag Archives: shifting national demographics

Richard Florida visits Ann Arbor, advocates for affordable housing, warns “When places get boring, even the rich leave”

Richard Florida, the man credited with popularizing the belief that the so-called “creative class” is the primary driver of urban redevelopment, was in Ann Arbor yesterday to address a regional economic forum hosted by Ann Arbor Spark. As I didn’t take very good notes, and don’t have the time this evening to provide anything even […]

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If you need something to feel good about, Clinton won Washtenaw County by over 77,000 votes, holding the Republican ticket to an historic low

I’m not one to take solace in the fact that, when all was said and done, more Americans voted for my candidate. While it may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that, because we didn’t work hard enough across the country to turn out the Democratic vote, we lost, putting a man like Donald […]

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You write the “Fucking White People” post

I need some time away from the world right now, so I’m going to walk across the room with my chicken pot pie in a couple minutes, settle down on the couch with my family, and watch My Man Godfrey. I suspect I’ll return to blogging at some point in the not too distant future, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Newcombe Clark

A week or so ago, in front of an audience at Conor O’Neills, I had the pleasure of conducting a live exit interview with Ann Arbor-born commercial real estate broker turned University of Michigan MBA Newcombe Clark, who will soon be leaving Michigan for Chicago. As there was still a great deal that we didn’t […]

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Republicans, Religion and the Triumph of Unreason

I hate to keep flogging a dead horse, especially as I think 99% of you already agree with me on this, but I just have to share this article in the UK Independent by Johann Hari. It’s absolutely brilliant. Here’s how it begins: Something strange has happened in America in the nine months since Barack […]

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