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

Medical Marijuana MS 2020

Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A: What Would They Do?

by BPF Published October 29, 2020 Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A both propose an amendment to the Mississippi constitution related to the medical use of marijuana.  That is, for the most part, where their similarity ends.
Mississippi Initiative 65 and 65A

What To Know Before Voting on Medical Marijuana Amendments

by BPF Published October 23, 2020 It is important to know ahead of time what to look for on the ballot.  If you wait until you get to the voting booth to try to figure out how and where to vote on it, you might end up wanting some medical marijuana to calm your frustration.  Most of what you will see on the ballot is useless in helping you understand what you are voting on.
Crime in Jackson

Capital City Crime and Population Flight

by BPF Published October 20, 2020 Defunding the police will not help Jackson’s crime problem but ensure that it increases and forces even more residents who seek personal safety to leave the city.  Businesses will also leave to follow their customers.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley

Public Service Commissioner Presley Requests Federal Investigation of AT&T

by BPF Published October 14, 2020 Commissioner Presley wants an investigation into whether AT&T is spending properly $283.78 million in federal funds designed to help improve broadband access in Mississippi.
For Every Action

For Every Action

by Charles Grayson Published October 12, 2020 The Lyndon B. Johnson Administration (1963 – 1969), represented the blow-off or peak strength of the 40-year U.S. political and legislative shift to the left that had begun with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933-1945). Whether it ends in 2021 or 2025, the Donald J. Trump Administration represents the blow-off or peak strength of the 50-year U.S.
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BPF Podcasts

Small Town Economies and Newspapers: How they can survive and thrive.

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Legislative Session
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Legislative Session

Analysis of the latest Mississippi legislative session

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MS River Flooding
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Mississippi River Flooding

Time to change the flood control plan – before it’s too late.

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Consumer Advocate
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Consumer Advocate

A voice for Mississippi customers must be represented

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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.

Bigger Pie Forum

Recent Commentary

BPF Book Review | “The Innovation Delusion”

As the book’s subtitle suggests, the economic hyper focus on innovation has been to the detriment of maintaining the trillions of dollars of investment across the country in buildings, equipment and infrastructure.

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Citizen Participation in U. S. Governance & the Electoral College

Things have changed a great deal since the Constitution signing. Both the Constitution and laws have stayed somewhat in-step with the really big changes. The biggest change has been the expansion of what was a new introduction into government — some power and freedom to the people as a check on government, but frankly it barely qualified as a democratic republic. That concept; however, once planted as a seed almost immediately began to sprout and within 70 years took over the nation.

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What Does the Flag Vote Mean?

The Mississippi Constitution has no provision for allowing voters to decide any public policy matter except amendments to the state Constitution. Yet, twice the legislature has asked voters for their opinion by use of an election ballot.  Both times, in 2001 and now in 2020, the question has been on the design of the state flag.

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Mississippi Legislature Borrowing for Public University Projects

This year, Mississippi is scheduled to borrow $86 million for brick and mortar projects at the state’s eight public universities in the midst of a game-changing pandemic.

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Dr. Fauci’s Faulty Theories

“In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” Yogi Berra was right. Presidential adviser Dr. Fauci is wrong.

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Office of the State Auditor Plans Audit of CARES Funding

The state auditor’s office has released its plan on how it plans to audit the $1.25 billion in federal funds sent to Mississippi. The department has already created a new website to allow citizens to track the spending of each dollar.

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Mississippi River Flooding Charts

Publications

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