Monthly Archives: December 2011

On Forecasts and Forecasting

“If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Road Citing a ten percent increase in this year’s occupancy rates over 2010, area hoteliers (our principal industry being tourism) … Continue reading

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Adios Phony Rally

A few days ago, a friend told me I should read Ron Paul’s Meltdown:A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts will Make Things Worse, which was published February 9, 2009, almost exactly at the … Continue reading

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Late for Class

Recently, columnist Ben Stein wrote: …suddenly it dawned on me. It will be worse about EVERYTHING. Too much of the younger generation has minimal education. Minimal decent work attitudes (generally, not always). Minimal ability to get along with others. The … Continue reading

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Tide Receding (Definitely)

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You could say I lost my belief in the politicians They all seem like game show hosts to me                         —Sting It is six thirty-five of a weekday evening and Brian Williams, anchor man on NBC’s Evening News says to financial … Continue reading

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