Renewable energy costs taxpayers 166 times as much as traditional fuels

According to a recent article on energy subsidies in the Wall Street Journal, taxpayers shell out $832 for one megawatt hour of solar and wind energy, compared to just over $5 for traditional sources (oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower). According to a recent article on energy subsidies in the Wall Street Journal, taxpayers shell out […]

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George Gilder on "Wealth and Poverty"

“‘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 […]

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Do we need more frugality?

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 […]

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The Cronyism Culture: It wasn't always this way

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 […]

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GRN Supports BPF on Kemper

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 […]

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