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Fred Smith: The Land of Opportunity

Fred Smith

Kyle Penney at the East Texas Communities Foundation has created an interesting and insightful study of the transfer of wealth that is going on in East Texas and will last for at least the next 50 years. While the total transfer in the United States is in the trillions of dollars, the numbers for East Texas are also remarkable. Kyle estimates that over the next 10 years, almost $21 billion will tr ...[Read More]

Fred Smith: The Next 10 Years in East Texas

Fred Smith

In 1952 a minister, Sam Shoemaker, told Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania city leaders that “one day Pittsburgh will be more famous for God than steel.”  That was quite a statement to make at the time.  Pittsburgh was the steel capital of the world.  It wasn’t a boast or a point of unhealthy pride for Sam.  It was recognition on his part that something was happening in Pittsburgh that was good and growing. ...[Read More]

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