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Monday, May 10, 2021

Misery is a growth industry

While Congress is mulling how best to deal with the housing crisis, it might want to consider a not-altogether-reassuring outgrowth of that crisis.

According to The New York Times, because of the great number of foreclosures, “a small army of law firms and default-servicing companies, who represent mortgage lenders, have been raking in mounting profits.”

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You are who you do business with

Turn your clock back 70 years. Imagine that Wall Street banks and brokerages sold Nuremberg-compliant bonds and stock funds in 1938. American Nazi sympathizers bought financial instruments certified by Berlin-based advisors as free of “Jewish profits” from, say, Salomon Brothers and Bloomingdale’s.

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War? We can’t handle any more wars

Now and then predictions of a pending U.S. invasion of Iran still raise their ugly head on the Internet no matter how illogical or unsustainable. That secret plan scenario is most assuredly going to follow President Bush and his fellow plotters right out the door of the White House nine months from now.

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Is true love worth the hassle?

Every once in a while I scan the advice columns for a little view into humanity. It’s interesting to see what folks are struggling with and especially interesting to see how advice columnists respond.

More than every once in a while I come across something that seems to encapsulate where our crazy culture is in its thinking about relationships.

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