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RIDGELAND REVIEW OFFICER OF THE MONTH: JONATHAN WOLFE

As a Community Oriented police officer Jonathan Wolfe is often described as the modern version of Officer Friendly.
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New Overtime Pay Regulations: Helpful or Harmful To The Employees Supposedly Assisted?

President Barack Obama  recently directed an overhaul of overtime pay rules in a move to allow potentially millions more workers to qualify for time-and-a-half pay.
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BAMVision: Joel Bomgar

Welcome to the inaugural episode of BAMVision, our exclusive video interview program. Publisher Jack Criss welcomes Joel Bomgar as his first guest: the business mastermind has turned his plentiful energy to state politics—find out why in this very insightful discussion!

FUTURE LEADERS AMONG US

(BAMSouth.com is pleased to begin a series of honoring outstanding young business professionals in Mississippi and throughout the South called “Future Leaders Among Us.” We presented these up and coming young leaders with a series of questions in order for our readers to discover more about them through their own words and thoughts thus showing why we think their futures are so very bright in our business communities.)
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Six Questions For A Metro Executive

BAMSouth.com will pose six questions at Southern executives from time to time to get their quick and spontaneous answers and opinions to a myriad of questions.
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Could Ferguson Happen In Jackson?

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri—white police officer shoots black man, grand jury doesn’t indict, blacks riot in downtown—have me wondering whether those events could ever occur in Jackson, Mississippi. As I always strive to offer a balanced perspective (which distinguishes me from national news media pundits), I’ll provide both yes and no answers with a full explanation.

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America’s Additions: The Twelve Piranha States

by Ken West
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” —Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”

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Happy Holidays?

by Jeffrey Cavanaugh
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist

 This past week brought the opening salvo of the wintertime holiday season – Thanksgiving – to America. It also, conveniently enough, provides an annual opportunity to examine the effects of an ongoing social experiment in American culture that has gone on unabated since the turn of the last century.

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Intellectual Property Is “Evil”-And Businesspeople Should Oppose It

A Q&A with Houston Attorney Stephan Kinsella

193712_10150106745438181_7721245_o(Stephan Kinsella, a patent attorney in Houston, Texas, is Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers and Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF). A registered patent attorney and former adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, Kinsella has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics and has lectured all over the world on these topics. He received an LL.M. in international business law from King’s College London, a JD from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, and BSEE and MSEE degrees from LSU. Kinsella has made an international name for himself as a leading exponent of libertarian theory and as an outspoken critic of patents and intellectual property. He recently spoke with BAMSouth.com Publisher Jack Criss from his home in Houston about why he believes the concept of intellectual property is one of the most dangerous threats to freedom and progress in the world today.)

Dekalb County Economic Growth: Cooperation and Competition

by Jonathan G. Banes

BAMSouth.com Contributing Correspondent

Dekalb County, Georgia serves as one of the largest counties in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metroplex, with a population estimated over 700,000, as of 2012. As such, Dekalb, like many municipalities, must both cooperate in enticing businesses and capital to Georgia as a whole as well as compete with other surrounding counties, principally Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and Forsyth among others, for businesses and government agencies to relocate their headquarters or operations.

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