Category Archives: Opinion

Will New Leaders Follow Business’s Blueprint?

“What’s the way forward for Mississippi?” Ask that at the coffee shop and you’ll get some interesting answers. Ask that to top business leaders and university researchers and you get a plan. Last week, Blueprint Mississippi rolled out goals chosen … Continue reading

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Tests, More Tests, and Job Readiness

“The National Career Readiness Certificate is a portable, evidence-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success.” That’s straight from ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) website. You know about ACT from high school. … Continue reading

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Fudd-Like Fixes Sought for Economy

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are promoting plans to fix America’s economy. So rife is the “fix the economy” story line out of Washington, Looney Tunes should produce it. Kwazy wabble, fixes are for things. An economy … Continue reading

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Triple Witching Looms for Mississippi

Mississippi faces a rare “triple witching.” In stock market parlance, a “triple witching” comes around once each quarter when speculative stock, futures, and index options expire at the same time. These can be chaotic days with unusual volatility, especially in … Continue reading

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Money and Tactics to Heat Up State Politics

Primary elections are only nine weeks away. Time for state politics to heat up. For political junkies, candidates’ tactics will be all the rage. Yes, “tactics” not “strategies.” You see, there are four foundational strategies to successful politics that candidates … Continue reading

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Will Dramatic Election Year Have Real Impact?

And, so it begins. The budget crisis, Census-driven redistricting, ballot initiatives, and statewide elections make this one of the more dramatic political years in recent history. The legislative session will set the stage. Campaign promising and advertising will highlight Act … Continue reading

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