Kelley Williams, Chair Bigger Pie Forum, July 9, 2016 President Obama’s model for “Clean Coal” has gone awry according to the New York Times. That’s Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Lignite Plant. We’ve been writing about this boondoggle for years. The NYT weighed in this week with a two page spread. Bigger Pie provided some information […]
Last month, during its annual conference, the American Wind Energy Association issued a press release trumpeting the growth of wind-energy capacity.
“…elite professionals and financiers (who encompass the lion’s share of the 1%) have managed to engineer protectionist rackets.” Examples: : Dentists lobby for rules that prevent dental hygienists from performing teeth-whitening; the lawyers’ guild sustains extortionate rates in part by making sure that less-credentialed workers are blocked from performing even basic administrative legal tasks; college […]
Power is power. We will never prevent politicians from benefiting from the power of their office. But as citizen-taxpayers, we should be prudent in making such abuse as unlikely as humanly possible.
That may be why people who mistrust government are staunch supporters of freedom of the press and the right of citizens to bear arms.
“The central truth of Trumpism as a phenomenon is that the entire American working class has legitimate reasons to be angry at the ruling class. During the past half-century of economic growth, virtually none of the rewards have gone to the working class. The economists can supply caveats and refinements to that statement, but the […]
Mississippi is a lot like Washington with its revolving political doors. Batch and Bingham is counsel for Mississippi Power and argues for its Kemper County Lignite Plant before the Public Service Commission.
As 2015 draws to a close, news in Mississippi was dominated by an election, more problems with the controversial Kemper power plant and civil asset forfeiture.
What will the Legislature do about under performing schools? More of the same?
Political candidates are free to raise unlimited sums here and can spend that money largely as they choose, even for personal use. Both the legislative and judicial branches are largely exempt from the state’s open records law. The state ethics commission rarely uses its power to investigate public officials and does not make public all […]