Ari Meier In the past decade, we’ve seen the death of General Motors divisions Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Chrysler’s division, Plymouth and Ford’s Mercury. Within those brands were iconic cars such as the Cutlass Supreme, Firebird, and Barracuda. In a world where auto sales are falling, demand for transportation is increasing. All opinion-makers want to blame … Continue reading What if All Auto Brands were Made in the Same Factory?
Ari Meier Rising education costs and student loan debt is hard for many, but harder for black students On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Elijah Nesly Dormeus graduated from Atlanta’s Morehouse College. Four years and $90,000 later, Dormeus walked across the stage - his mother is happy, as he is the first of nine kids to … Continue reading Why Tuition Payoff for Morehouse College Grads was a Game Changer
Ari Meier The institution of marriage predates recorded history and has changed much throughout its history. The love, sex, monogamy and attraction components were not as much a part of marriage until much later. Starting as a way to strengthen family social and business bonds to slowly integrating the familiar attributes we associate with marriage … Continue reading This is Love and Marriage in America Today
Ari Meier A Brief History of the Personal Automobile Although Americans soon dominated the automobile industry starting over a century ago, the automobile was born in France and Germany in the late nineteenth century. Karl Benz, Nicolaus Otto, Gottlieb Daimler, and Emile Levassor refined the automobile, laying the groundwork for the consumer market. Wilhelm Maybach … Continue reading How Auto Dealerships Might Address the Way Consumers Get Around in the Future
Ari Meier A little over three years ago, Prince was found dead in an elevator in his Paisley Park home/studio. The cause of death was found to be opioid overdose-specifically fentanyl. As fans debated how true this was or floated various conspiracy theories behind the death of this prolific genius, one thing was clear: his … Continue reading How Different is the Opioid Crisis from the Crack Epidemic?
Ari MeierAnd it's not about the percentage of kids on free or reduced lunch. School quality has been a big topic for decades and there seem to be no quick and easy answers. We all usually agree that school quality metrics involve test scores, graduation rates, and parental involvement. School districts can also be affected … Continue reading How Good (or Bad) are Metro Atlanta Schools?
Ari Meier Real data with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure Atlanta vs. New York City For a long time, many have compared Atlanta and New York City. Why, I don’t know. But I’ve heard many refer to Atlanta as “the New York of the South”. One of the many nicknames Atlanta has, … Continue reading How Does Atlanta Compare to New York City?