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.

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley

Public Service Commissioner Presley Requests Federal Investigation of AT&T

by BPF Published October 14, 2020 Commissioner Presley wants an investigation into whether AT&T is spending properly $283.78 million in federal funds designed to help improve broadband access in Mississippi.
For Every Action

For Every Action

by Charles Grayson Published October 12, 2020 The Lyndon B. Johnson Administration (1963 – 1969), represented the blow-off or peak strength of the 40-year U.S. political and legislative shift to the left that had begun with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration (1933-1945). Whether it ends in 2021 or 2025, the Donald J. Trump Administration represents the blow-off or peak strength of the 50-year U.S.
Shelly Luther

Rosa Parks and a Texas Mom

by Kelley Williams Published October 2, 2020 In 1953, Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus in Birmingham.  She was a seamstress and a civil rights activist.  She was arrested for civil disobedience for violating Alabama’s segregated bus laws - which were subsequently held unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
Gold Coast Commodities

Gold Coast Commodities Sued by City of Brandon Over Corrosive Discharge

by BPF Published October 2, 2020 A Brandon-based manufacturer is being sued by the city of Brandon for damage to its sewer system caused by its corrosive discharge, which has also been dumped into Jackson’s sewer system.
BPF Book Review The Innovation Delusion

BPF Book Review | "The Innovation Delusion"

by Ashby Foote Published September 28, 2020 As the book's subtitle suggests, the economic hyper focus on innovation has been to the detriment of maintaining the trillions of dollars of investment across the country in buildings, equipment and infrastructure.
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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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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

What Does the Flag Vote Mean?

The Mississippi Constitution has no provision for allowing voters to decide any public policy matter except amendments to the state Constitution. Yet, twice the legislature has asked voters for their opinion by use of an election ballot.  Both times, in 2001 and now in 2020, the question has been on the design of the state flag.

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State Procurement Laws Need Rigorous Reform

Back in 2017, the MS Office of the State Auditor criticized some of the Mississippi Department of Education’s procurement practices that could lead to corruption.  So did the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review with another report.

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Mississippi Legislature Borrowing for Public University Projects

This year, Mississippi is scheduled to borrow $86 million for brick and mortar projects at the state’s eight public universities in the midst of a game-changing pandemic.

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Electors and the Presidential Term

As prescribed in Amendments XII & XX to the U.S. Constitution, Donald Trump’s current term ends at noon on January 20, 2021 whether he wins or loses the 2020 vote of the Electors or whether the outcome is unclear. 

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Dr. Fauci’s Faulty Theories

“In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” Yogi Berra was right. Presidential adviser Dr. Fauci is wrong.

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Office of the State Auditor Plans to Audit of CARES Funding

The state auditor’s office has released its plan on how it plans to audit the $1.25 billion in federal funds sent to Mississippi. The department has already created a new website to allow citizens to track the spending of each dollar.

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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.