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.

Craftsmen's Guild Director Tameka Hall-Cheatham
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BPF Podcasts

Chimneyville Arts Festival 2021

Bigger Pie Forum

Legislative Session
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MS Legislative Session 2022

Bills helping Mississippi's economy grow

Bigger Pie Forum

MS River Flooding
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Mississippi River Flooding

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

Bigger Pie Forum

Consumer Advocate
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Energy Consumer Advocate

A voice for Mississippi customers must be represented

Bigger Pie Forum

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

Consent Withdrawn

Our Declaration of Independence says: “…Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”  Government’s purpose is to secure our unalienable rights including Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  The government hasn’t done this.  It has abused its powers to take our rights.  So the governed have withdrawn their consent.  A clue is: “Let’s go Brandon.”

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MS Sound’s Fisheries and Tourism Industries Threatened by Diversion Projects?

If you’ve driven south on I-55 to I-10 to get to New Orleans, you’ve driven over the Bonnet Carré Spillway.  It’s a brief stretch of I-10 with railroad tracks on the right and Lake Ponchartrain on the left.  Further to the right are levees holding back the Mississippi River. The Bonnet Carré Spillway was built in 1931 as a way to release high water into the Mississippi River that threatens flooding in New Orleans or elsewhere.  It is now at the center of lawsuits and the BP Oil Spill money.

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State Agency and Program Provider Waste, Fraud and Abuse — More Change Is Needed

In the endless debate over the amount of government assistance given to the poor, one factor that is not frequently discussed is the waste, fraud and other abuse that is perpetrated by providers of these programs – and sometimes by the agencies that fund them.

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Natural Gas Rocks the World

Price discovery is a critical component of free market economies.  It is how entrepreneurs, businesses and investors identify risks and opportunities as they allocate capital to both avoid pitfalls and exploit new developments across the economy. Some price changes are transitory, others are secular.  And at rare times, price moves can indicate disruptive innovation.  In the commodities market, wise analysis of price signals can be the difference between success and failure.

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Some Supply Chain Tales

Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide everywhere, and all the packing houses did close; carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide everywhere, nor any meat was froze.

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Grand Gulf Report Card for Affordable and Reliable Electricity — F

Grand Gulf receives a failing grade if affordable and reliable electricity for its customers is the goal.  It’s supposed to be the goal of the public service commission who regulates the utility monopoly.  This structure seems to have room for improvement as evidenced by these legal complaints.  Seems a proactive structure in place of a reactive one would better serve the customers’ interests.

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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.