September 3, 2013

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August 23, 2013

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Hey Mike Chaney, you are in the hole; quit throwing good money after bad

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I really don’t understand what Mike Chaney is doing. At first, Insurance Commissioner Chaney’s office led the way in developing health care exchanges to comply with the Affordable Care Act. States all over the country called asking for help from little ole Mississippi. For once, we appeared to be ahead of the curve. That plan […]

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August 14, 2013

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Green always take precedence over red and blue politics

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Politics makes for strange bedfellows. When Terry McAuliffe, BFF of The Clintons, decided to burnish his business reputation as preparation for a run at the governor’s office in Virginia, he went to none other than our own Gov. Haley Barbour. According to the latest political gossip release, This Town, Barbour, Clinton (the former Prez) and […]

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July 25, 2013

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The conundrum: Unemployment and student loans

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Over the last few years, I watched the unemployment rate climb to double digits then fall back into the 7+ range. It’s been a long, slow slog to recovery. As I dug through the data on unemployment during this time, some obvious points hit me. First, the duration of unemployment has been longer than during […]

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July 11, 2013

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Mississippi’s legislature should be more like New Hampshire’s

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Mississippi’s State Legislature finally wrapped up the year’s business. Whoop-te-do! It only took a regular session plus a specially called session. And what did they accomplish? Next to nothing. Unemployment is still high. Our education system is still lagging. We’re at the bottom of every economic list, but, by golly, we can go to the […]

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June 21, 2013

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Check out this new unique device — it’s pretty cool stuff

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I have a UDID. It’s not what you think. UDID stands for unique device identifier. Every iPhone and iPad has its own set of numbers which will allow app designers to track usage. Folks, it’s a brave new world. Last summer, I had an idea for a financial app called “Crazy Money.” I submitted the […]

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June 13, 2013

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Report on Mississippi’s economy has poor cause, effect relations

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I did a double-take when I picked up my morning Clarion-Ledger. The headline read, “Mississippi’s Economic Outlook Ranks in Top 10 Nationally, Annual Report Says.” Seriously? While I love trumpeting good news about my state, I’m no Pollyanna. Was this a Rip Van Winkle thing? Did I go to sleep for 20 years and miss […]

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June 4, 2013

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Hey Guv, maybe it’s old men, not working women, ruining our kids’ education

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

My daughter will be 32 this summer, but she’s still my baby. I’m just so proud of her. Recently, she let me read a proposal she had written for academic research. I was astounded by her command of the English language and her ability to communicate an idea… especially since she had the disadvantage of […]

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May 29, 2013

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Chokwe Lumumba has a lot to learn about the economics of running a city

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I don’t live in Jackson, but neither do most of the folks on my Facebook feed. That didn’t stop them from ranting about the outcome of the Jackson mayoral primary. The Facebook equivalent of “run for your lives” filled my screen. Shocked posters declared the election had been rigged. With only about 37,000 votes cast […]

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May 28, 2013

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Service is everything when it comes to customer retention

Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I ordered a shirt from L.L. Bean a few months ago. I liked it so much I ordered another one — same shirt, same size, different color. So certain I was that the second one would be as perfect as the first that I threw away the tags and shipping papers. Much to my surprise, […]

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