One of the problems with assessing whether policies designed to promote growth actually work is that the U.S. economy is unfathomably huge. There are millions of different variables, making it difficult to figure out what caused what.
Mississippi has made an investment of more than $100 million in public and private funds to tell its story. And from the initial reviews of the Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights museums, it was money well spent.
Since 1990, all consumer prices have increased 100 percent on average, medical costs 200 percent and college tuition 400 percent. Those numbers come from the U.S. Labor Department as cited by the Wall Street Journal.
A new study might show why American students do worse on standardized tests than their peers in countries like China, but it won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has worked with young people in this nation.
Pain wracks through my being when I have to do the unimaginable for a newspaper publisher: Turn down a paid advertisement. Yet I’ve done it before and I’m sure I’ll do it again when the person placing the ad wants to do something illegal.
Imagine you had an employee who had served you faithfully for nine years and overall done a good job. If that person received an opportunity with a competing firm to make much more money than you could afford to pay them, what would your reaction be?