What recession in reporting? Since reading his book, the Nashville Scene’s Bill Carey has secured (with a death grip) the top spot on my list of best business writers covering Nashville. His cover story this week displays how far a publication can surpass its competition with merely a little insight and counter intuitive reporting.


During the past three years, as one Nashville-based company after another has fallen on hard times, followers of business news in Nashville have been asking each other the same question: Is there any good news out there?

Actually, there is. Adam Smith first articulated the thought some 200 years ago, but people still seem surprised when market-based solutions arrive to push out the old moss. And in the process, certain people get rich.