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Ted Craig

  • Not Gonna Happen
    Nobody is bigger proponent of blowing up the way D.C. does business than I am. I was for relocating government offices to other states before it became cool That said,…
  • What Lurks Below
    There is so much fretting about auto finance taking place in the lamestream media these days that I can't keep up. But allow me to point out something - auto…
  • What Happened in February?
    February saw the first-ever used-car price decline, according to several industry experts. But this year tax season has been off because the IRS is scrutinizing returns more than ever. So…
  • What About Retail?
    Much is made of the need to restore America's manufacturing sector. But even if that were possible, it wouldn't be enough to revitalize much of the country. Yes, we used…
  • Fake News
    Passtime co-founder Stan Schwarz passed away last week and unfortunately it happened at a time when the industry he helped create is facing a flurry of bad press. One of…
  • Follow-Ups
    The other day I blogged about how car dealers were taking the place of traditional retailers at sites across the country. Now I read about a VW dealer who is…
  • I Started a Joke
    A few years ago, I opened an NABD conference by describing what seemed like the worst aspects of buy-here, pay-here. The punchline was that I was describing a lease from…
  • It Works (Sort Of)
    Elon Musk is not a fan of daylight savings time. Neither are most people. But some folks still say it's a good idea. But like most defenses of government regulation…
  • Making Lemonade
    A recent article in the WSJ reports that the diesel emissions scandal actually made a woman an even great VW devotee. Anne Curry is quoted as saying the buyback program…
  • Comfort
    Day two of living without power had me thinking about economic stimulus and regulation. The economic stimulus comes from a lack of residential power. We had to eat out and…
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