Blackwater Black Eye…


Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, November 19, 2007

We began the year celebrating local boy made good, Gerald Ford, and close the year lamenting local boy made bad, Blackwater founder Erik Prince. This, of course, is painting a very¬†cartoonish picture. Ford wasn’t all good; I’m guessing Prince isn’t all bad. But for the purposes of how it all reflects on our corner on the world, it’s a pretty stark contrast. Amazing how two people can take a God-centered, patriotic, family-value upbringing and then head off in completely different directions….

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