admin on January 31st, 2010

This is on Mountain Road, at the intersection with the road to Tobey Pond.  Do they make pooper-scoopers for this type of pet?

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I sent along some final thoughts to the editor of the business magazine for the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, Molly Curso.  Here they are. Final Thoughts First, I would like to qualify my previous answer to question #2.  I said markets were necessary for the middle class.  I would add that free markets […]

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Last week I posted my responses to three questions asked by the editor of a business magazine put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (the country).  Here is my response to her final question. (4) Is there such a thing as the mentality of the middle class? There is the idea that […]

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admin on January 26th, 2010

The next installment. Mr. Harold Lufkin, V.P.                        Feb. 9, 1961 Newton Mfg. Co. Newton, Iowa Dear Mr. Lufkin: I have no typewriter as David took it off to College, but thought (if you can read it) that it was time I told you how I enjoyed your letter about your younger days. Somewhere, in my […]

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The Battell-Stoeckel estate is where Yale holds its summer schools for music and art.  This is a private estate, but the trustees have allowed public access.  It’s like having your own private estate without having to do the upkeep.  This picture is of a bridge over a brook which some kids have used for their […]

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admin on January 23rd, 2010

Here is the third question posed to me by the editor of the business magazine Investor.ge, put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. (3) Why is it (the middle class) important? Can we say it is more important economically than socially or does it play an important role in both spheres? What […]

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admin on January 22nd, 2010

This post answers the second of a series of questions posed to me by the editor of a business magazine, Investor.ge, put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (the country). (2) How did it develop in the United States? Is that unique or is there a universal formula that has been repeated in […]

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I recently got a request for an interview by the editor of a business magazine, Investor.ge.  The magazine is produced by the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (the country).  For those aware of recent events on The Middle Class Forum this is quite ironic.  There is a recent commenter out there rolling his eyes […]

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admin on January 19th, 2010

Pop writes about his tough father the blacksmith. Mr. Harry Starrett,                                                  Jan 14, 1961 Newton Mfg. Co., Newton, Iowa. Dear Mr. Starrett: Thanks a lot for your nice letter, and believe me I would take in good part any suggestions from you or any of Newton’s staff. I am one guy who happens to know […]

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admin on January 18th, 2010

The previous Sense of Place entry covered the walk from my house to where the Center School I attended used to be.  The elementary school was moved to a former seminary, now called Botelle, while Center School was torn down and a senior housing complex know as Meadowbrook took its place.  These pictures provide a […]

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