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.

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Episode 8: Oxford, Mississippi — A Hotbed of History, Culture, Kudzu and Commerce

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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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Energy 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.

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Recent Commentary

Stopping Our Revolving Prison Door

In an unusual move, four legislative committees, two in the House and two in the Senate, are jointly holding a series of hearings to explore ways to reduce recidivism, which is the return to prison by former inmates due to their committing another crime or violating the terms of their release.

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MDE’s Emergency Procurements Spell Mishandling and Mismanagement

The State Board of Education (SBE) voted recently to allow the State Superintendent of Education to declare an emergency in order to expedite the process of awarding contracts involving up to $231 million of these COVID-19 relief funds.

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Eliminating Mississippi’s Personal Income Tax

The Mississippi Legislature is pondering eliminating the state’s personal income tax to help supercharge Mississippi’s economy.  The theory is that such a move would entice businesses to move to Mississippi or to stay here.

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A Tale of Two Electricities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” A revolution is underway in the land and life as we know and enjoy it is at stake. Why? Because the market in electricity generation is being divided between good fuels and bad fuels. Bad fuels emit CO2 while good fuels do not. But rearranging fuel types is no small matter, it requires large capital investment and makes electricity generation more expensive, more complicated and it turns out less reliable. 

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The Strange Case of Two State Agencies’ Revolving Door Policies

It is common for states to prohibit government employees from leaving a regulating agency to go to work for a company their agency regulated.  Such “revolving door” restrictions are intended to prevent the temptation for the employee to treat a company favorably in order to gain a position with that company later.

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Suffering Fools Gladly

Our Governor said the Center for Disease Control’s recently reinstated mask guidelines are foolish.  The reporter who covered his Neshoba County Fair speech noted he said this despite “rocketing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state according to WAPT”.  Did the Mississippi State Department of Health fall in line with the Governor?  No.  It parroted the CDC.  Why?  Because, you know, more cases, and The Science, and the narrative.  Also, the arrogant guild of unelected bureaucrats and their agencies aren’t responsible to the voters.

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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.

Thursday December 2nd, 2021

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