Category Archives: Moral greening of Capitalism

Update: Capital and consumer in harmony, a three decade long rental story

Update August 21, 2009: After an auction Thursday, the highest bidder — Jim Rexroth, a representative of Rexroth Farms — said the land will once again be farmed. After the auction, Rexroth and Lefever both said Lefever will continue to … Continue reading

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A man, his son and American dreams

It started with a man restoring an antique biplane. With his young son, the man flew that plane across the United States and they shared our national treasures sleeping in fields beneath her wings. The restoration turned into a niche … Continue reading

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Giving is the heart of going green

Mindy Metz saw people donating to the victims of the Chestnut Street fire and was moved to help sort items. Her home is near a donation drop-off center at the First Church of Christ, Scientist on North Broad Street in … Continue reading

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VIDEO Unruly yards, forgotten community

3,827: Number of property maintenance complaints received by the city in 2008 2,717: Number of complaints that were resolved Broken community: A York yard in shambles. Owner occupied transitioning to rentals, destructive renters, abandoning owners, foreclosure and people gaming the … Continue reading

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A Hercules engine dropped into a wagon can save us from the auto industry

Around 1920, there were hundreds of car companies in the United States. Industry revolved around local communities and the cars from those companies transported their local economies. Wood craftsmen skilled in building wagons jumped into the car business. There were … Continue reading

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VIDEO Making a large path small again

Sometimes the path of commerce getting smaller is a good way to evolve. East Market Street in York started out as a path for early inhabitants to pass though the woods, evolved into a congested main artery for local, rail … Continue reading

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GM to help consume China with Hummer

General Motors Corp. has struck a deal to sell its Hummer truck unit to a Chinese industrial business, Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd. cnn.com/money Trading a bicycle for a Hummer. U.S. taxpayers, owning a major share of Government … Continue reading

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GM, the ‘people’s car’ company, shifts production from China

In a strange evolution of the not so free market gone amok. General Motors has gone from a personal goal last year to become the biggest car company in an unsustainable U.S. market to a post bankruptcy, taxpayer owned car … Continue reading

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Good news for people with frozen paychecks

The inflation/wage increase game has paused May 15 (Bloomberg) — The cost of living in the U.S. was unchanged in April as decreases in food and energy costs offset increases in medical care, autos and a second straight jump in … Continue reading

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Protectionist or free-market thinker

General Motors plans to sell cars in the United States that it makes in China, starting in 2011. That could make GM the first major automaker to import Chinese cars to the U.S. market. The car maker expects to sell … Continue reading

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