“‘Wealth and Poverty’ author George Gilder on why economic policies that support entrepreneurial creativity will boost economic growth. One of the most influential economic books of the 20th century was “Wealth and Poverty” by George Gilder published in 1981 – it was considered the bible of Reaganomics and was eventually translated into 40 different languages […]
Ben Franklin shares his wisdom with a young tradesman: Waste neither Time nor Money, but make the best Use of both. Does it apply today? Over at Reason, Anthony Randazzo argues that private debt is actually one of the leading culprits in the nation’s continuing economic malaise. He raises a good argument: America’s economic pundits […]
The Kemper County Coal Gasification plant has been a controversial project since 2009. The two big reasons are the enormous cost for ratepayers — $2.4 billion — and the fact that MP won’t guarantee the plant’s technology will even work.
Early in Mississippi’s history, its people understood the dangers of government being too cozy with business. Back in 1817, when Mississippi was admitted into the Union, Mississippians went to great efforts to prevent taxpayer dollars being used to benefit private interests rather than the general welfare. In fact they even wrote it into Mississippi’s first […]
Gulf Restoration Network joins BPF in challenging the cronyism of the Kemper plant. In an example of how challenging crony capitalism can be shared by different interest groups, Andrew Whitehurst over at Gulf Restoration Network celebrated Ashby Foote’s critique of the Kemper plant on his blog: “In this op-ed, Foote deftly explains how Mississippi Power […]
Three years after it was first proposed, Mississippi Power’s (MP) Kemper County Coal Gasification Plant continues to produce more controversy than kilowatts.
The Shale Drilling Revolution Ashby Foote | March 28, 2016 Lost among the calamities in the Middle East, North Africa and Japan is some of the best news in decades for the energy sector. America, like Jed Clampett of old, finds itself sitting on a new found bonanza of natural gas and oil reserves. These […]