Greg Kaza

Greg Kaza served in the Michigan House of Representatives (1993-98).

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  • Return of Capital
    July 2003

    Return of Capital

    One of the great ironies of the late-1990’s stock-market bubble is that more Americans followed the advice of Wall Street scam artists than that of Omaha billionaire Warren E. Buffett, the best money manager in the second half of the 20th century.

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  • July 2003

    The Clinton Contraction

    William Jefferson Clinton is the first Democratic president of the postwar era to have presided over a decline in manufacturing jobs in the American Southeast.

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  • February 2003

    Understanding the Airline Industry

    United Airlines’ December 9 bankruptcy filing came as no surprise to those who understand the airline industry, in which even America’s most successful living investor, Warren E. Buffet, could not turn a profit.

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  • September 2002

    Trucker Economics

    Talk about the economy is hotter than the coffee served at the truck stop in West Memphis, the third countertop we’ve visited in the last 12 hours.

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  • August 2002

    Alternative Investments

    Arkansas' Teachers Retirement System was the only government retirement system in the United States to lose money by investing in the offshore limited partnerships at the center of the Enron bankruptcy.

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  • July 2002

    Conservative Balance-of-Power

    A remarkable yet unreported trend in U.S. politics over the past decade is the balance-of-power held by conservative political parties in federal elections, if we define balance-of-power as a vote total equal to or greater than the difference in votes between the Democratic and Republican candidates in a race.

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  • Manufacturing Jobs Disappearing

    Manufacturing jobs continue to disappear in the United States, and the process has accelerated during the recession that started in March 2001. Manufacturing employment declined from 18,116,000 to 17,037,000 between March and December 2001, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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  • Unstable U.S. Credit Structure

    Enron, a derivatives trading firm, filed the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history on December 2, 2001. The media has framed the scandal as a simple morality play pitting good against evil, with the Texas firm’s top management and the Bush administration competing for the latter role.

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  • Economic Liberty and American Manufacturing
    January 2002

    Economic Liberty and American Manufacturing

    William Jefferson Clinton mentioned the domestic auto and steel industries a mere seven times in the first two years of his presidency, according to the subject index of his presidential papers.

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  • January 2001

    Uncle Sam Still Wants You

    "The draft or draft registration destroys the very values that our society is committed to defending," Ronald Reagan wrote U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield in May 1980.

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  • Sleepwalking in America
    November 2000

    Sleepwalking in America

    For the third time in our generation, independent voters could be the balance of power in this year's presidential election.

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  • November 2000

    They Are Coming, Father Abraham

    Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush says that immigration "is not a problem to be solved. It is the sign of a successful nation. New Americans are to be welcomed as neighbors and not to be feared as strangers."

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  • Staying on the Ground

    Donald Trump's campaign for the Reform Party presidential nomination may never get off the ground, and anyone who has ever visited Trump's stomping grounds in Atlantic City should not be surprised.

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  • February 2000

    Plymouth, R.I.P.

    If anyone ever doubted that DaimlerChrysler is now a German-controlled corporation, the recent demise of the Plymouth brand provides incontrovertible proof Plymouth, sold only in the United States, was the inexpensive core brand of Detroit's Chrysler Corporation, America's third-largest automaker in the post-World War II era.

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  • Downsizing Detroit Motown's Lament
    November 1999

    Downsizing Detroit Motown's Lament

    Detroiters have a deeply ironic way of looking at their beloved city. The irony is evident in a once-popular T-shirt that showed a muscular tough gripping a ferocious dog around the neck while holding a loaded gun to the animal's head.

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  • November 1999

    Birthplace of GM

    Flint, Michigan, is the birthplace of both General Motors and the United Auto Workers union (UAW), which makes the recent demise of Buick City, its last automobile assembly plant, more than a little ironic.

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  • October 1999

    Downriver Blues

    The paint is peeling on the exterior wall of the United Steelworkers Hall in Southgate, Michigan, a symbolic reminder of the dangerous times faced by America's 700,000 steelworkers.

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  • August 1999

    Bush's Red Tory

    Only Americans would take seriously the idea that a foreign politician who presided over the demise of a once-dominant political party should serve as the model for a major U.S. presidential candidate.

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  • Funding Public Schools
    September 1998

    Funding Public Schools

    The most telling moment in The Agenda, Bob Woodward's book on the Clinton presidency, occurs when the President-elect first realizes that Wall Street's bond markets wield more power than he does as Commander in Chief of the lone remaining superpower.

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  • None of the Above
    November 1996

    None of the Above

    I am running against myself in the November 5 general election. For the second time in my brief legislative tenure, I am providing constituents with "None of the Above" (NOTA) adhesive ballot stickers.

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