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Higher prices at the pump mean a better global economy

June 4, 2012


Gas prices are falling. Thank goodness! Something happens to my psyche when the number at the pump goes over $50, and I have a fuel efficient car and a short commute. Nationally, we only spend about 6 percent of our income on all energy. That includes transportation costs. In Mississippi, the number is a bit […]

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At least my home Gulf Coast region isn’t as bad off as the Mississippi Delta

February 16, 2012

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I grew up on the Coast of Mississippi — before the casinos. Ingall’s Shipbuilding anchored the industrial business in that part of the country, but there was little else. Tourism was important to the area, but it was small-time tourism: souvenir shops, sno-cone shacks, and seafood restaurants. The people of the Coast are an eclectic […]

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