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(VIDEO) Charles Robertson: The next big economic boom

October 22, 2013

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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But, in this Ted Talk,  economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa’s about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Medicaid would cost state $95 million by 2025

October 23, 2012

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Expanding Medicaid to take in more than 300,000 of Mississippi’s uninsured working poor would cost the state about $95 million a year by 2025, though the federal government would be injecting from $800 million to $1 billion in Medicaid payments into the state’s economy annually. That’s a key conclusion reached in an analysis of a […]

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What can Mississippi learn from Iran?

July 30, 2012

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Here is a great story from the New York Times this weekend. It is enlightening and thoughtful. We wish more people would think outside the box …

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JOHN STODDER — Study: Fracking doesn’t pose groundwater risks

March 29, 2012

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In a possible foreshadowing of long-awaited findings by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has found “no direct link to reports of groundwater contamination” from the controversial natural gas extraction method known as fracking. According to project leader Charles Groat, “From what we’ve seen so far, many […]

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