Libertarians, Get Your Heads Out Of Your Ideology!

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Perhaps arguably, the libertarian philosophy is most likely one that a sizeable number of Americans accept on an implicit level, even if they are not necessarily politically savvy. The idea of less government intrusion in their personal lives, a “live and live” approach to social issues as concerns their fellow citizens and an endorsement of less burdensome regulations and taxation on their businesses resonates with many in this country. (more…)

Funding Bad Ideas Is…A Bad Idea

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Whenever the media are not bashing business for being insufficiently green, or for exploiting various groups, they are advocating that businesses be more “socially involved.” This is certainly true with the incessant cries to help education.

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New Jobs Coming To Georgia

by Steve Massey
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist/Writer (GA)

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Mannington Mills, a tile maker, will add 219 jobs to Georgia. The generations old family business operate out of New Jersey, manufacturing vinyl tiles and hardwood flooring. Construction of the facility will start some time this year and the workforce will be in place by the year 2015.

The Governor said that the investment in the company will be more than $50 million.

The company is present throughout the south with facilities in North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, California and the United Kingdom. The newest plant will be the third in Georgia.

Manington Mills offers employment information on their web site: http://www.mannington.com/Corporate/OurCompany/WorkingAtMannington.aspx

Businesses Group Together In South To Manage Health Cost

by Murray L. Harber
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist

Businesses can take control of health costs by working together. Across the country, there are many examples of this strategy and the trend is growing here in the south. Each state and sometimes regional sections of states have formed business groups which focus on health and health care issues. Each of these groups has some common themes and some partner on unique initiatives to help their members leverage their investments in human capital and health-related benefits.

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Cloud Computing: The Sky’s The Limit For Business

by Carter Smith
BAMSouth.com Guest Columnist

In our technology- infused economy, there has been a lot of buzz around organizations utilizing cloud based technologies. Whether the cloud technology is industry specific or designed for mass appeal, there are significant benefits to using cloud based solutions to give businesses a distinct competitive advantage.

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The Marketplace, Orwell’s Mistake, and Homeless Entrepreneurs

by Ken West
BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer


One thing we can take for granted is that in order to make an exchange in the marketplace of goods and services we must offer something of value. It’s fundamental to capitalism and to life itself.In his semi-autobiographical novel, “Down and Out in Paris and London,” George Orwell wrote about the hardships that a beggar encounters. Orwell wrote that a beggar works just as hard as someone pursuing a job, and that a beggar deserves remuneration.

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“Foremost”: New Book Looks At Civil War From Mississippi Eyes

Reviewed by Jeffrey Cavanaugh
BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer

(“Foremost” by Steve Massey. 88 pages, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August,2013)

For buffs of the American Civil War, there is a plethora of choices out there to whet one’s appetite for stories of conflict between the blue and the gray.

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Like It Or Not: The National Football League Is BIG Business

by Jackson Cavanaugh
BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer

Plenty can be said about the negative aspects of the NFL, both on and off the field. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on by more than 4,500 former players and their families. The issue revolved around information regarding the dangers of repeated blows to the head that the NFL allegedly knew, yet kept secret from players.
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Businesses Group Together In South To Manage Health Cost

by Murray L. Harber
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist

Businesses can take control of health costs by working together. Across the country, there are many examples of this strategy and the trend is growing here in the south. Each state and sometimes regional sections of states have formed business groups which focus on health and health care issues. Each of these groups has some common themes and some partner on unique initiatives to help their members leverage their investments in human capital and health-related benefits.

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Two Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2014 “Lawyers of the Year”

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s Jackson attorneys have been selected by Best Lawyers as 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” for Jackson. Only a single attorney from each legal practice area is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” in a designated metropolitan area.

The firm’s attorneys selected as Jackson “Lawyers of the Year” for 2014 are W. Rodney Clement (Real Estate Law) and Stephen L. Thomas (Litigation – Intellectual Property).

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