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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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

The Silence of the Scientists

There are lots of narratives spinning Dr. Fauci’s role in the pandemic* – including his self-serving ones.  Which to believe?  Maybe none.  Diogenes might not find an honest man or woman anywhere among today’s narrative makers. 

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PERS of Mississippi in for Tough Decisions According to Latest PEER Report

The Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review issues an annual report on the state’s defined benefit pension system. Normally, the PEER report tends to be moderate in its analysis of PERS, but this one released on May 11 admits that demographics, lower than expected wage inflation by contributing members and lower than expected investment returns are combining to scuttle the plan’s bottom line.

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Get Ready for Gigawatt Change

While the heavy ‘fog of war’ still lingers over the pandemic battlefield, people can be excused for not realizing that America is in the midst of a monumental economic transition.  This mega-transition is the switch from internal combustion engines (ICE) that burn fossil fuels to electric powered vehicles (EVs).  This is a big deal with the current nationwide fleet of vehicles estimated at 276 million of which EVs make up less than 2%.

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Is That All There Is to a Pandemic*?

COVID-19 has been labeled a pandemic.  It should probably be labeled pandemic* ( to note unnatural – manmade or Batwoman made).  It is reported to have caused or to have been involved in 3.5 million deaths to date.  That’s about 4/100 of 1% of the world’s 7.9 billion inhabitants today.  It wouldn’t register on the Richter scale of historic pandemics – if there were such a thing.  But it happened in the age of ubiquitous iPhones and Androids, talking heads, scripted narratives, and social media censorship. 

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How the Funds of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Can Be Used

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes $350 billion in funding for States, Tribal governments, counties, cities, and small local governments.  How those funds can be used, at this point at least, is defined in a “guidance” document from the U.S. Treasury Department and detailed in a 158-page “Interim Final Rule.”  Because it’s an “interim final” instead of a “final” rule, any of the following could be changed in the future.

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Bat Coming Home To Roost

The Bat Lady is a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China.  Her name is Dr. Shi Zheng-li .  She goes on virus-hunting expeditions in bat caves and does “gain of function” genetic manipulations on coronaviruses to make them more infectious and more deadly to humans.  The COVID-19 pandemic may have begun in her lab — which was funded in part by U.S. taxpayers.

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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.