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Obama, Kemper, Haley, and Mabus

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 […]

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A POPULIST REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE COULD MAKE A LOT OF HAY OUT OF THIS: How Crony Capitalism Works:

“…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 […]

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Trump’s America

“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 […]

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Accountability in Miss. government, politics vague

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 […]

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