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Archive for January 2012

Barnes & Noble: The Anti-Amazon

After decades representing them, I am not particularly sentimental about giant corporations.  They do not exist to care about their employees, their officials, or their customers.  They exist to organize economic activity and produce a return on capital.  If that requires that they undertake an action that would seem caring if performed by an individual,…

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Fort Sumter, Where It All Began

Last weekend, on my third trip to Charleston, SC, I finally made it out to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.  Like many trips to historical sites, the visit had real power to explain events, yet the site itself was somehow smaller than its legendary role in historical memory. The location of the site was itself…

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