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The racist rot that has corroded St. Louis and America

“The imperium of St. Louis (and thus of the United States) is continually framed by the history of genocide, removal, and the expropriation and control of land — all justified in the name of white supremacy.” Page 6 The recently … Continue reading

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The symmetry and beauty of the Gateway Arch

We had the opportunity to visit and ride to the top of the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch on June 10th. This magnificent monument is 56 years young in 2021. During our visit, I was most surprised to learn that the … Continue reading

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St. Louis mega-bridge opens Feb 9th

The newest major bridge across the Mississippi River is designed to reduce congestion on the Poplar Street Bridge between downtown St. Louis and the Illinois suburbs. This impressive cable-stayed span, named the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, and its highway … Continue reading

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Urban duopolies

Most often, the term “duopoly” is used the context of business to identify those markets that are dominated by two primary suppliers who exert great influence. Examples would be Fedex┬áversus UPS in overnight shipping within the United States; Pepsi┬áversus Coca-Cola … Continue reading

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