Monthly Archives: November 2013

Excellent Article to Comprehend the Valley

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This morning, a thoughtful Sloper sent me this excellent article about the Silicon Valley and how it has broken into two sweeping classes: the rich (Zuck, Sandberg, et. al.) and those who mow their lawns, wash their cars, watch their kids, get their groceries, and otherwise deal with the mundane aspects of life as a human. (I’m not sure where I am into this dichotomy; I will assign myself a special category of Disgruntled Misanthropes Writing Jeremiads). (more…)

The Future K-Mart

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In early 2007, JC Penney (which had already been out of style for many, many years) was nearly an $80 stock and was one of the darlings of the retail sector. Lately, of course, things haven’t looked so good for the erstwhile purveyor of polyester, and it got as low at $6.24. It has risen mightily recently, but I think this bounce will run out of gas soon, and this year’s lows will be taken out in early 2014. (more…)