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Blog: A Proposal for the Wayne County Jail Site

The "Billionaire Boys" — Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores — have spoken: they want the white-elephant Wayne County Jail property site to be used for a commercial, residential, and entertainment playground — including a 25,000-seat soccer stadium. At what cost will this come to the taxpayers of Wayne County who have sunk $157 million into the jail project?

Et Tu, Cadillac?

One of the most famous lines in a Shakespearean play are, “Et Tu, Brute?” The alleged last words are uttered from Roman dictator Julius Caesar as he is being slain by a group that...

Et Tu, Cadillac?

One of the most famous lines in a Shakespearean play are, “Et Tu, Brute?” The alleged last words are uttered from Roman dictator Julius Caesar as he is being slain by a group that includes his close friend, Marcus Brutus.

The Feds Could Take Your Trademark, Too

As a businessperson, you should be afraid, very afraid, of what the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office did recently to Daniel Snyder, owner of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. For a business, any patents or...

Blog: The Feds Could Take Your Trademark, Too

As a businessperson you should be afraid, very afraid, of what the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office did recently to the Daniel Snyder, owner of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. For a business, any patents or trademarks it owns are what protects the brand from outside entities or individuals that may want to deceive the general public with a knock-off, cloned fakes or similarly named products, to profit from the success of the original.

Like Detroit, the UAW Needs to Reinvent Itself

One of my grandfathers was a 'union man.' But it didn’t last.

Blog: Like Detroit, the UAW Needs to Reinvent Itself

One of my grandfathers was a “union man.” But it didn’t last.

Blog: Does Racism Pay In America?

In the Donald Sterling (potential soon-to-be-ousted-owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers) vs. Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner) battle, the winner is Donald Sterling and the loser is America, along with Silver.

Autonomous Vehicles Hit a Bump in the Road

There could be a bump in the road when it comes developing driverless vehicles in Michigan.

Blog: Autonomous Vehicles Hit a Bump in the Road

After the snowiest winter in Detroit’s recorded history, we can all see (or rather feel) what a very harsh winter does to our roadway infrastructure. Couple this with Gov. Rick Snyder’s call for Michigan...

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