Blinded by optimism

Posted: September 26, 2010 at 6:36 a.m.

Ben Israel at the Nelsons Crossing shopping center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Ben Israel made his mark as an optometrist, then amassed even greater wealth as a high-profile developer. But like others, he was in too deep when the recession hit.

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Ah! Greed is good! For awhile.

Posted by: cdawg

September 26, 2010 at 1:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )