Monthly Archives: October 2012

Education Deficit Undermines U.S. Economy

Tom Friedman has such a way with words. Guess that’s one reason he is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, highly successful author of books like “The World Is Flat”, and long-time columnist for the NY Times. On “Morning Joe” last … Continue reading

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Acrimonious Conspiracies Despoiling America

Two episodes in recent days point to pervasive and persistent attitudes despoiling America the beautiful. First, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, tweeted about positive employment numbers for September, “”Unbelievable jobs numbers…these Chicago guys will do anything…can’t debate so change … Continue reading

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Government Insurance Is Election Issue

Why is the federal government in the insurance business? Crop insurance, flood insurance, medical insurance, deposit insurance, mortgage insurance, and more are government insurance programs. They have formal names, of course. The Federal Crop Insurance Corp. covers major agricultural crops. … Continue reading

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Higher Ed Quandary — Quality Versus Costs

My friend and unintentional mentor Robert Khayat, the former University of Mississippi Chancellor, eloquently and effectively champions the inestimable value of quality higher education to Mississippi’s children and, ultimately, to our prosperity and quality of life. You can glimpse the … Continue reading

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Safety Net Cuts Will Hurt Mississippi

As cities, counties, and school districts across Mississippi cut employment to balance budgets, another economic whammy is about to wallop local communities. Since the economic collapse in 2008, more and more citizens have come to rely on “safety net” programs … Continue reading

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