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It’s the monopoly, stupid

The main problem with K-12 public school education may not be the lack of funding. It’s more likely the lack of competition. Public schools are government monopolies. Monopolies are protected from competition. They don’t have to innovate to improve to survive. So they don’t.

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Cromnibus spending bill loaded with goodies for Mississippi

It’s a “Cromnibus” Christmas miracle for Mississippi, according to most of the state’s congressional delegation. Small-government fans think it’s a lump of coal in their stockings. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog It’s a “Cromnibus” Christmas miracle for Mississippi, according to most of the state’s congressional delegation. Small-government fans think it’s a lump of coal […]

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Proposed EPA ozone rule could crimp Mississippi’s economy

New EPA regulations meant to help children and people with lung disease could cost Mississippi. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog |  December 9, 2014 New EPA regulations meant to help children and people with lung disease could cost Mississippi. A proposed rule on the ozone — a major component of smog caused by the interaction of sunlight with oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic […]

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Kelley Williams

Follow the money

Kemper is so irrational and unfair. How can it happen here? Is Mississippi just like Washington? Is everything political? By Kelley Williams | Chair, Bigger Pie Forum | July 7, 2014 Kemper is so irrational and unfair.  How can it happen here?  Is Mississippi just like Washington?  Is everything political?  Northsidesun readers are skeptical about […]

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Public pension systems in Alabama and Mississippi face financial peril

A new report on Alabama’s public pension system offers some startling facts on the system’s woes, but offers a prescription for reform that could be a blueprint for Mississippi’s system. A new report on Alabama’s public pension system offers some startling facts on the system’s woes, but offers a prescription for reform that could be a blueprint for Mississippi’s […]

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