A year ago, the County Commissioners made a whipping boy of the public school system, blaming its excesses for the financial woes of the county and accusing the administration of spending money like “drunken sailors.”
That was political rhetoric.
Mike Helms, Monroe
Michael Faulkenberry, Indian Trail
Last week while we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech, part of that dream came true.
The Monroe City Council should adopt the proposed personnel ordinance that prohibits council members from attempting to influence hiring decisions and that toughens the city standards on nepotism. And the vote should be unanimous.
Around this time of year, I always re-think some of the central assumptions of economics. This is because I have to explain them to new undergraduates, most of whom have no background in economics.
Financial planners will tell you that Rule No. 1 in managing your nest egg is to never spend the principal. Interest is a renewable resource, but if you crack the nest egg, there will be less and less to generate interest next year and the year after. It is good advice.
Too bad we have not been listening.