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Daily Bread for 10.24.21: The Otters of Singapore Offer a Lesson for Whitewater, Wisconsin

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 51.  Sunrise is 7:20 AM and sunset 5:57 PM for 10h 36m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 86.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1946, a camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket [from White Sands…

‘Migration Key To Wisconsin’s Workforce’

For many years – and despite nearly a decade of corporate welfare and crony capitalism from the WEDC and local versions of it – Wisconsin has seen a decline in younger workers and families. Shamane Mills writes Report: Migration Key To Wisconsin’s Workforce (“State Has Seen Large Drop in Net Migration Of Families With Children…

Whitewater’s Advantage Over Copenhagen, Home to One of the Finest Restaurants on Earth

In Copenhagen (population 583,000), a famous chef (René Redzepi) plans to close temporarily his famous restaurant (Noma) and turn part of it into an urban farm: Foraging superstar and chef René Redzepi is closing his famed Copenhagen restaurant Noma, which has been named the best restaurant in the world multiple times. According to the New York…

So What Do You Think of Whitewater?

People, including some from far from our city, often ask me what I think of Whitewater.  I think Whitewater is beautiful, and that despite present challenges she has a bright future.  Sometimes people say they might like a warmer place in winter, or a bigger place all year.  They say this sincerely, and their wishes…

Causes and Monuments

Early one morning, while you’re in a coffee shop, a woman walks through the door, orders an Americano, and sits down at your table.  She sips ever so tentatively, while poring over a local newspaper.  She turns to you and asks, “Do you know how I could leave my mark on this community?” You’re not…

Whitewater’s Independent Merchants: Supporting Small Bricks Over Bytes

A quick summary of my views on business would be to say that (1) private markets are typically superior to government regulation, subsidies, or game-rigging, (2) government should be impartial to different kinds of businesses, (3) government ‘business’ or ‘development’ efforts are often self-promoting efforts of officials, bureaucrats, and hangers-on who are parasitic of public…