New Orleans I just have to wonder why when we are in a period of historic wealth and income concentration at the top, there are so many outfits trying to rip off low-and-moderate income families at the bottom? The hustles keep rolling down on our people like an avalanche.
New Orleans The White House has announced that President Obama will sign an executive order barring discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. Essentially, the President is adding sexual orientation and preference from government contracts as part of the banned list including race, color, sex, national origin, and religious preference. The order is estimated [...]
Houston Payday lenders are by definition predatory no matter how they try to spin the story. Driving in torrential, blinding rains yesterday from Dallas to Houston, I listened to an ad from ACE Cash Express offering “free” loans of up to $1500 for 30-days supposedly without any interest or fees. ACE Cash Express just settled [...]
Little Rock I’m sorry. Here we go again spinning like a broken record on the amazing and devastating ineptness of the US government and its various agencies and branches to seriously solve the problem of bank intransience and offer real relief to borrowers needing loan modifications to escape foreclosure and [...]
Kiln One of my projects for my wor-cation had been to finally finish reading Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. I had ordered the book from the first notice, read 50 pages, and then just couldn’t see hauling the weight on airplanes. I even read that Amazon e-book surveys based on noting “underlining” on [...]
Kiln United Nations population estimates for the next five to fifteen years make it clear that in this period of rapid urbanization and increasing inequality by 2030 we will see huge population centers dominated by larger cities with poorer populations in warmer settings. By 2030 more than one-third of the population [...]