Editorials




Robots will not replace plumbers

There are already plenty of reasons to worry about a recession coming along soon.  For starters, the U.S. economy — though not Mississippi’s — has been growing for a decade. The national unemployment rate has been below 4 percent for the last 10 months. By most measurements, we’re overdue for a downturn.


Local ownership helps communities

Author and economic development consultant Quint Studer sees a lot of different communities and makes an interesting point about what makes Columbia stand out: He  noted during a talk to the Marion County Development Partnership that he rarely finds a locally owned bank and was encouraged to see that in Columbia.



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Be careful about web subsidies

Momentum is building across Mississippi to allow rural electric cooperatives to provide high-speed internet. The state House Public Utilities Committee passed a bill Monday that would do so, and it seems likely that the idea will ultimately pass with support from both Republicans and Democrats.



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