“The link between economic liberty and public morality is not tenuous; it is clear and direct. Economic liberty exists where private property and the rule of law are respected.” In his book Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Robert Sirico makes the cogent point that liberty cannot stand on its own; […]
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.
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 […]