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

Mississippi River Flooding

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

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Nature's Gourmet Farm

BPF Podcasts

From Farm-To-Table By Way of Petal, MS

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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

MDA’s Management of HUD Grant for Port of Gulfport

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development closed its inquiry into the $570 million that was given to the state to rehabilitate and upgrade the Port of Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The HUD decision to end its review means that the state won’t have to pay the money back to the federal government. The problem is how the Mississippi Development Authority, which managed the grant, was able to satisfy the grant requirements.


The Mississippi River — A New Normal

Why is the river so high in July?  Why has the MSR from below Natchez to north past Vicksburg been 4-5 ft. higher on average over the past decade during low water months than it was 50 years ago?


Mississippi’s Infrastructure Needs and the Gasoline Tax — Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In

Mississippi’s infrastructure issues have led to some gubernatorial candidates to call for an increase in the state’s gasoline tax.


Mississippi River Natchez Gauge – Record Days Over Flood Stage UPDATED July 7, 2019

2019 will be a record for the last 80 years, possibly in modern times, for flood stage water in the Lower Mississippi River.


Charter Schools in Jackson

A case before the Mississippi Supreme Court brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2014 could determine whether public charter schools can continue to survive.


BPF Book Review – “In Defense of Troublemakers”

If you have watched the HBO mini-series CHERNOBYL, you’ve seen by way of docu-drama an extreme example of the catastrophic consequences of groupthink and suppression of any dissent. But make no mistake, groupthink and suppression of different opinions is not limited to totalitarian dictatorships.  Any organization – big, small, public, private or even a school board can fall prey to groupthink. Anyone involved in public or private governance would do well to read this book.


Mississippi River Flooding Charts


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

Friday August 16th, 2019

Bigger Pie Forum

Mississippi's new Agriculture Commissioner, Andy Gipson, sits down with BPF to discuss Mississippi's small farmers and the Genuine Mississippi Program. (GenuineMS.com) — Now more than ever people want to know where their food comes from and know they're buying fresh healthy food for their families. They want to support Mississippi's local farmers and buying local has become a huge deal. Mississippians are willing to pay a premium to be able to buy local and support their local communities and farmers. The Genuine Mississippi Program provides a list of members who produce fresh locally sourced foods. Listen to the full interviews at: biggerpieforum.org/publications/podcasts/ ... See MoreSee Less

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