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Euro Dogma or Greek Drachma?

The nation of Greece is bankrupt. Let’s just say it plainly and simply. Let’s not use “poli-speak” words aimed at soothing the sting or trying to maintain someone’s self-esteem such as; “insolvent”, or “challenged”, or “bust”. And let’s be even more plain, any manner of restructuring of debt, other than “arm’s length” transaction, is the…

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Amazon.com; Change-agent of Retail & Logistics

I grew up in Endicott, New York. Its claim to fame is being the birthplace of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). In the mid-60’s through the mid-80’s, Washington Avenue (the main retail district) – also known simply as “The Ave” – was a-buzz with retail activities from family-owned retailers such as Burt’s (a department store)…

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Sie brauchen was?! Es dauert wie lange?!

“You need what?!” … “It will take how long?!” I have uttered these two questions more than any others during my move to Frankfurt, Germany. It seems that everything has involved a considerable process –a rather slow and convoluted process at that. More often than not, the experience has been frustrating, comical, and largely absurd….