I feel guilty. Driving around yesterday, I stumbled upon a massive liquidation sale here in Ann Arbor. It consists of the contents of the corporate HQ of Borders Books, and I bought a bunch of office supplies and computer stuff (including the computer I am writing this post on, and a real workhorse of a laser printer). Great deals though they were, it was just depressing as hell to see gigantic piles of material that represent lost jobs. Right here in Ann Arbor. And now there yet more major vacancies. (This on top of Pfizer.)

A pity that this has happened in Ann Arbor, one of the most affluent places in Michigan.

I got good deals, and normally I am happy when that happens. Like most people, I gloat when I am able to buy cool stuff for a fraction of what it’s worth.

This time I am sad.