Their view: College has become too easy for students

Walter E. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, writes about the problem with colleges today. He writes for Creators Syndicate.

Cowboys’ ticket prices will test fan economics

Freedom New Mexico It’s nice to know that, in these difficult economic times, there is help out there for

Idea of free market highly unlikely

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The social science of economics became distinct when several French intellectuals and Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith isolated the field for special study. For a long time thereafter certain assumptions underpinned the discipline, mostly about human behavior. These assumptions arose from the work of English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who believed […]

Nov. 2, 1956

A talent show was held at Causey Community Building with music by Cecil Joiner and his band with refreshments provided by the “Home Economics Girls.”

Candidate Lujan talks war, economics

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3rd U.S. Congressional representative candidate Ben Ray Lujan during a town hall meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. She said her daughter, already $90,000 in […]

Minimum wage an unfair intrusion of government

Editorial Last month, many people with apparently little or no knowledge of economics heralded the arrival of a higher federal minimum wage. Although it’s true the mandated wage had held steady at $6.55 an hour since 1997, individual workers have been moving up the wage scale and improving their value to the market since then. […]

Economics keeps rodeoers close

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent CLOVIS — Like a steer with a lasso around his head, events such as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are starting to feel the squeeze these days. Not only does the HPJRA have to contend with other rodeo associations and their events, which may take place at the […]

ENMU Briefs April 2, 2008

Employee/student/alumni briefsKenneth Sanders, assistant professor of economics, presented a paper at the Southwest Economics Association meetings in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 12-15, titled “A Note on Jean-Baptiste Say’s Development and Ownership of the Law of Markets.” Juchao Yan, associate professor of chemistry, delivered an oral presentation on multiplexed biosensors at the 2008 Spring Materials […]

Civil warrior’s fight for truth made big impact

Editorial It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others. Milton Friedman, who died last week at age 94, combined all those characteristics and more. He was a great friend of freedom, an untiring champion of liberty, and he will be sorely […]

Homes sweet homes . . .

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Portales resident Joyce Davis had home economics as a career for much of her life, but involvement with Habitat for Humanity for the last seven years has given home economics a whole new meaning for her. She says her involvement in altruistic efforts, consumer science and housing throughout her […]

Sept. 5 Dora School News

New custodian Mr. Rodney Hernandez of Portales has joined our crew of custodians at Dora. We welcome him to our school. We also want to let Wayne Smith know he is missed. Home economics The home economics class would like any scraps of clothing that can be donated to help make quilts as part of […]