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Sorry, Maryland, things may not be that bad

Sorry, Maryland, things may not be that bad

My favorite story in The Baltimore Sun last week was by my colleague Eileen Ambrose, reporting on how Marylanders are a bunch of whiners, at least according to a state-by-state breakdown of the complaints received by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Predictably enough, the story drew a few online comments, most of which were complaints themselves. Yes, complaints about a story about complaints, leading inevitably to complaints about other commenters' complaints. It was a veritable festival of aggrievement!

Allow me to spoil all the fun with some mostly positive news, just to go along with the weekend's...