Aren’t prices set by supply and demand?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com haroldblackphd.com Apparently, the federal czars fitfully trying to manage the economy have forgotten that economics tells us that prices are determined by changes in both supply and demand. Only the Federal Reserve appears...

Crises of Government and Common Sense

Those things that hurt, instruct. Benjamin Franklin By Dr. Jim Ferguson Unlike leftists and wokesters, I admire the Founders of our country. Biographies are not my preferred genre, but I’ve read well-researched books about John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and Ben...

Two Chairs

By Joe Rector We recently sold our condominium in Gallatin. The timing seemed right: Madden is now a teenager, Lacey’s family is always busy with something, and the price of the extras was mounting. The sale was easy. We listed the place one day and sold it the next....

Oh Deer!

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It was a most special summer sighting!  A glance out the window brought quite a surprise.  My brother had spotted the wildlife and called me to come and see the amazing scene.  It is not unusual to see deer in our area, but I...

The influence of the great storytellers

By Tom Mattingly There’s nothing better than reading a well-told story, particularly one about sports. Willie Morris, a prolific writer closely identified with the state of Mississippi, once penned the following well-turned sentence: “There is a tradition in the...

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley   Double Standards? During the May Republican primary, Erik Wiatr was running the campaign of Steve Weiner against Commissioner Larsen Jay.  Weiner, who has all the personality of a dead pet rock, castigated Jay in mailers for having voted in the...