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‘Farther Along’ we’ll understand why

One of the trademark songs of Louisiana’s Singing Governor Jimmie Davis was “Farther Along.” Mama sang it a lot, “Farther along, we’ll know all about ... Read more

There’s no free lunch when making cuts

The question of how to balance the state’s General Fund has divided Alabama Republicans. Governor Bentley has proposed tax increases to raise over $500 million ... Read more

Economics lessons from pet rocks?

The innovator of pet rocks, Gary Dahl, passed away last week. Readers my age will recall pet rocks sweeping the nation in 1975. In addition ... Read more

Do incentives improve lives?

This week the Johnson Center released Improving Lives in Alabama. The book’s twelve chapters address policy issues like taxes, public schools, Medicaid and legal reform. ... Read more

What does ‘energy star’ really mean?

Our economy allows us to use many goods we do not know how to produce, and also employ the services of experts. The ability to ... Read more