Pros and Cons of the Minimum Wage

Does raising the minimum wage hurt the economy? Does raising the minimum wage hurt the economy? Let’s look at the pros and cons of the minimum wage: The U.S. government created the minimum, or living, wage with the good intention of keeping people out of poverty. It is a government-mandated floor on the price of […]

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Why is the government watching you?

While some believe that the powers given to the government under the Patriot Act have served to foil terror plots, others argue that such could have been achieved without its passage, and that rather than help combat terrorism, the Act unnecessarily and dangerously infringes upon U.S. citizens’ rights. If you’ve watched the news lately, you […]

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Why Pay For Things?

The system whereby each person owns things—which means you have to pay for things you want—is really the cheapest and best police force in the world, in addition to being the only system that will defend the weak and the infirm. “Why do we have to pay for things?” asked a five-year-old boy at dinner […]

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Are we losing the free press and our liberty?

The U.S. Justice Department has admitted it seized phone records and e-mails of Associated Press and Fox News reporters. If we lose our First Amendment rights, can we really be a free people? The U.S. Justice Department has admitted it seized phone records and e-mails of Associated Press and Fox News reporters. The First Amendment […]

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Miss. an 'unexpectedly best' state for retirement

Should Mississippi focus on the retirement industry as a significant area for economic growth? Mississippi ranks No. 5 on BankRate.com’s top 10 “unexpectedly best” states for retirement list. Should Mississippi focus on the retirement industry as a significant area for economic growth? Mississippi recently ranked No. 5 on BankRate.com’s top 10 “unexpectedly best” states for […]

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Editorial: Bipartisan group wants analysis on special-interest tax breaks

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that a bipartisan group of legislators, including Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, Sen. Buck Clark, R-Hollandale, Sen. Terry Burton, R-Newton, and Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, support a resolution introduced by Blount that would “make it more difficult to pass special-interest tax exemptions without information about how much the breaks would […]

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Power plants and prudent public policy

A look at the cost of different types of new power plants from the Institute for Energy Research, based on U.S. Energy Information Administration data, reveals two factors for public officials to keep in mind when deciding what kind of plants to build. A look at the cost of different types of new power plants […]

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