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.

Lazy Magnolia Episode 1

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A Risky Venture.

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PSC Tilts the Scales Toward the Consumer

A Consumer Advocate

Changing Mississippi's Regulation of Utilities.

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Kemper County Lignite Plant

The Kemper Plant

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

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Recent Commentary

BPF Article Featured in The Woodville Republican – January 2019

BPF was featured in the Woodville Republican with a full page dedicated to Kelley Williams' article on MS River Flooding.
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When people normally think of a COLA, they think of a refreshing, bubbly and sweet beverage that goes great with a hamburger and fries. But in the world of public pensions, COLA is only sweet for the retiree.  The overly generous and unsustainable COLA (cost of living adjustment) is one of the key factors on why the Public Employees' Retirement System or PERS continues to struggle financially.
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Taxpayer Funded Jackson CVB Lacks Accountability

Taxpayers deserve to know that their tax dollars are being spent correctly and in the manner they were intended.  Performance measures need to be in place to ensure that tax dollars spent promoting local tourism give taxpayers the biggest bang for their buck.
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MRPEA – Mississippi Retired Public Employees’ Association Opposes Changes to PERS Despite Struggling Fund

The Mississippi Retired Public Employees' Association has made its position clear in regard to the state's defined benefit pension system that serves most state and local employees. The pension system is not to be touched.
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BPF Book Review – Saudi America

In Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World, author Bethany McLean has provided a good, concise primer on the shale revolution; how it came about and where it stands today.  Most importantly, the book updates the fracking story to 2018 and shows how it continues to roil the global economy and the geopolitical power structure.
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Mississippi River Flooding Charts


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

Thursday January 17th, 2019

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