BPF researches and shares educational information encouraging Mississippi’s Economic Freedom while discouraging Crony Capitalism to increase Mississippi’s Economic Growth. BPF focuses on Education, Energy, Environment, Health Care, Federal Government & Agencies, Mississippi State Government & Agencies and Regulatory Abuses & Reforms.

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PSC Tilts the Scales Toward the Consumer
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A Consumer Advocate

Changing Mississippi's Regulation of Utilities.

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Kemper County Lignite Plant
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The Kemper Plant

The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy.

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Recent Commentary

When Politicians Direct Capital

What do small ratepayers in Mississippi and the New Orleans Saints have in common?  Bad officiating. Bad things often happen when politicians direct capital. This is about the PSC.  It’s not doing its job.  And about the Mississippi Legislature which makes the rules (laws) about how the PSC works - or doesn’t work. 
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Give Consumers a Full Voice in Front of the Public Service Commission – SB2393

What if you went to court and were told your attorney would have to represent both you and your opponent – even though your opponent had a whole army of his own attorneys? That’s basically the setup for the state agency that regulates how much you pay for electricity and other utilities.
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BPF Book Review | Red Flags: Why Xi’s China Is in Jeopardy

It’s been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the Soviet Union.  Americans who witnessed those momentous events assumed communism had finally been consigned to the dustbin of history.  Not so fast, fast forward to 2019 and it’s déjà vu.   America once again confronts communism, albeit a different strain with a quasi-capitalistic twist.  Now it is China.
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Deja Vu All Over Again

On January 15, 2016, the Mississippi River at Vicksburg reached 50 feet — 7 feet above flood stage.  It was the highest January crest since 1879 when Congress put the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in charge of flood control.  A freak January flood.  It caused the Mississippi deer season to close early along the river. It happened again this year.  On January 12-13, the river reached flood stage at Vicksburg and Greenville.  And the deer season closed early.  “Deja vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra said.  The river has reached flood stage in January only three times in 140 years — but twice in the last three years.
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Further Reform Needed on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Progress has been made in the Mississippi Legislature to overturn this unconstitutional encroachment on private property rights, but only first steps in reform — more needs to be addressed. Property owners should be charged with a crime in order for law enforcement agencies to seize their property and a conviction should result in forfeiture.
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Mississippi GOP’s Record

Republicans have enjoyed big majorities in both houses of the Mississippi Legislature since 2012. The recently-released American Conservative Union scorecard showed that many Mississippi legislators are not as conservative as they’d like their constituents to believe. The GOP’s record in the Mississippi Legislature over the past six years is mixed at best.
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Mississippi River Flooding Charts

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Charts indicating the frequency for flooding in pre- and post-1973 at various points along the Mississippi River.