The Wall Street Journal

Which President ‘Created’ More Jobs?

“The moral of the story is that jobs don’t tell you much about a president’s economic record. The more important dimensions are incentives to work (reflected in labor participation and hours worked), productivity growth (which shows up in wages and incomes), and overall economic growth (which shows up on the return to capital and income). […]

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Skeletons in the Closet

Obama, Kemper, Haley, and Mabus

Kelley Williams,  Chair Bigger Pie Forum,   July 9, 2016 President Obama’s model for “Clean Coal” has gone awry according to the New York Times.  That’s Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Lignite Plant.  We’ve been writing about this boondoggle for years.  The NYT weighed in this week with a two page spread. Bigger Pie provided some information […]

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President Jimmy Carter

Economic Lessons for 2016 Candidates from Jimmy Carter

Some lessons for Mississippi too. By Jeffrey Dorfman | February 16, 2015 | President Jimmy Carter is generally considered the worst president since World War II (and perhaps for a much longer period of American history), so you might wonder what lessons candidates can learn from him. Yet, there are many lessons for the crop of candidates […]

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Use It or Lose It

“Use it or lose it” causes a flurry of federal spending in September, as highlighted in an article by the Washington Post. Government agencies rush to spend the rest of the money in their budget before they lose it with the turn of the calendar. An extra incentive is that any money they don’t spend […]

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