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Interview: Dr. Michael Cox, Chief Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Not long ago, I was asked to speak at a conference in Denver. Sharing the stage with me was Dr. Michael Cox, perhaps one of the most intriguing individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with. W. Michael Cox, … Continue reading

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Book Review: While America Aged

Ralph Nader coined the phrase ‘unsafe at any speed’ in his scathing indictment of the Corvair. If he had written a book about the General Motors business model of the time, he might have called it ‘Unsustainable at Any Speed’. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of the Late Randy Pausch: His Key Points to Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

What does it really take to make you’re your dreams reality? What would it take to make the next year your best year? For Professor Randy Pausch, a 47-year-old computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, this became more than just … Continue reading

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Interview: Art Laffer, President Reagan’s Chief Economic Advisor

I had the opportunity to spend some time in Las Vegas with one of the giants of the economics field, Dr. Art Laffer. Initially I expected to maybe ask Dr. Laffer a few quick questions but after learning that I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New Geography of Jobs

I found this book by accident…doing some kind of a Google search it popped up somehow. I was immediately sucked in because the book uses my hometown of Flint, Michigan as a foil for places like Seattle, Silicon Valley, and … Continue reading

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Ol’ Black Betty

One of the biggest mistakes people make with their money is getting on the “new car” treadmill. Buying and leasing not withstanding, it can be a real budget buster. However, there is a limit to frugality. At some point the old … Continue reading

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The Man Who Invented the Future

When I was a freshman in college, I was given the assignment to write about the most famous person from my hometown. I etched out a profile of a man, who, ultimately, really didn’t fit the bill.  In fact, he … Continue reading

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Finding Your Beach: The Journey Starts with That Important First Step

‘Find Your Beach’ is a metaphor that I use liberally to define both the journey and the destination to what we call ‘retirement’. It’s not about stopping your life and remaining in stasis. Rather, it’s about transitioning your life from … Continue reading

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