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.

MS River Flooding
Project

Mississippi River Flooding

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

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Aaron Rice of MJI
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BPF Podcasts

Eyebrow Threading in Mississippi – Regulatory Burdens by the MS State Board of Cosmetology

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Kemper County Lignite Plant
Project

The Kemper Plant

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

Bigger Pie Forum

Recent Commentary

Mississippi’s Population Decline Continues

Mississippi suffered its fourth population decline over the past five years in 2019. In the face of Mississippi’s continuing population decline, what can we do to break the cycle?

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BPF Book Review | Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

The power to ping and ding devices has turned smartphones into weapons of mass distraction.

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Mississippi’s Certificate of Need (CON) Program Needs To Go

Mississippians now live and die in a healthcare system where the state Department of Health controls the supply of hospitals, clinics, diagnostic equipment, nursing homes and even home health providers.

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PERS Part 3: Is PERS Slip SLRPing Away?

Mississippi is the only state with a supplemental pension fund for its legislators (SLRP), seven states provide no pension benefits for legislators, most notably Alabama and Louisiana. The SLRP chug-a-lugs along with a funding ratio of 84.7%, while PERS and the pension fund for state troopers languish with funding ratios of 62.5% and 67.2% respectively.

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Mississippi River Commission Testimony: MDAC Commissioner Andy Gipson in Vicksburg August 2019

The 2019 flood has had a tremendous impact on Mississippi’s agricultural industry.  Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce – Andy Gipson presents the losses before the Mississippi River Commission.

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Is PERS Fair to Current State Employees?  Part 2

A critical question for current and future PERS retirees and the state of Mississippi is this:  Can PERS continue to pay its retiree obligations, its generous and growing COLA (13thcheck) and also rebuild its corpus to be there for the current employees who will be retiring in the decades to come?

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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.