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
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Mississippi River Flooding

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

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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

MS River in Danger of Being Captured by the Atchafalaya River

Dr. Y. Jun Xu, world-renowned hydrologist of Louisiana State University, explains how South Louisiana is on the verge of one of the worlds most detrimental natural disasters in history.
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The River Stands Still

Potential energy, the energy of dropping from a height, is the main driver of MSR waters to the Gulf.
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Mississippi’s Regulatory State of Affairs

Aspiring entrepreneurs will think twice about starting a new venture if their hard work and startup capital can be squashed at the whim of regulatory bodies staffed by real or potential competitors. If Mississippi is to grow its economy, the anti-competitive nature of its regulatory state has to be rolled back or in some cases eliminated all together. Doing so is a great way to enable and encourage the creative among us to create and pursue opportunities that will expand Mississippi's economy in beneficial and often unexpected ways.
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What Can’t Go on Forever Won’t

This version of Stein’s Law could be about lots of long running Ponzi schemes. But this is about Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Lignite Plant’s big brothers — two nuclear power plants (Vogtle) under construction in Georgia and their Southern Company daddy. And about regulatory systems that prop up an archaic business model that puts interests of utilities and their shareholders ahead of customers.
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Urban Flash Flooding 2019

Flash flooding hit Belhaven's St. Ann and St. Mary streets yesterday (5/9/2019) as over 3 inches of rain hit the metro area in less than four hours. Bigger Pie has discussed the hazards of urban flooding in the past and remedies that DEQ needs to pursue.
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Report of Recommended Changes to Economic Assumptions for PERS

Every two years, the actuaries for Mississippi’s defined benefit pension system release a report that examines the economic and demographic outlooks that underpin the financial planning. The newest one was released last month and the actuaries make some interesting recommendations for the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).
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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.