Opinion




Where the money is

American folklore has it that when a reporter asked 20th century bank robber Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.”

Although Sutton denied coming up with the pithy phrase, its point is well-taken: Put your effort where you are likely to get the biggest result.




General Patterson

By JAY WIENER,

The death of an elected official occasions pain:  Flags are lowered, praise is delivered, and reflections occur over a towering figure dying in one’s prime.  Life quickly returns to normal, and one's example is forgotten.


Dear Editor:

A recent column by Jon Pritchett of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy had some useful suggestions to promote economic growth in Mississippi. Among them were eliminating unnecessary occupational licenses and regulations that may not be helpful. Two of his suggestions though would probably reduce economic growth.








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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.