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Is innumeracy (i.e., mathematical and/or arithmetical ignorance/incompetence) a problem among the political class? You’d certainly think so, given an article in this morning’s Denver Post questioning the financial assumptions of a couple of state legislators re revenue from gas wells on the Roan plateau in western Colorado. Here’s an excerpt: “A proposal by statehouse Republicans… Continue Reading Politicians and Numbers

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The Detroit News had an interesting article this morning about the much-quoted foreclosure stats published by Realtytrac. Here’s an excerpt. “Two years ago, when RealtyTrac Inc. started releasing monthly foreclosure numbers, it filled an information void and became the self-appointed record keeper for the nation’s ugly spike in mortgage defaults. Those numbers have been widely… Continue Reading Foreclosures: Now you see ‘em, now you don’t

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Bloomberg has an interesting article today on the (apparently) impending real estate disaster in Miami. Here’s an excerpt: “In the middle of the biggest glut of condominiums in more than 30 years, Miami developers keep on building. The oversupply will force prices down as much as 30 percent, the worst decline since the 1970s, and… Continue Reading Miami Condominium Glut

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Our often-embattled congressman, Doug Lamborn, has apparently chosen to be the spear-carrier for bills which have little chance of passing, but are sure to infuriate the newly ascendant Democrats. His most recent bill, which would have stripped all funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting follwed a similar bill aimed at the National Endowment for… Continue Reading Lamborn strategy all wrong?

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Along with assorted media types, toured the FAC’s new addition yeasterday morning. The architect, David Owen Tryba, was on hand, as were miscellaneous FAC bigwigs-Mike DeMarsche, Buck Blessing, Carol Kleiner,Chris Jenkins, just to name a few. As some of you may know, I have a long history with the FAC. My grandfather was a founding… Continue Reading Fine Arts Center addition

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