Mississippi River Flooding

Mississippi faces drainage concerns on a large scale with the Mississippi River flooding. egardless of the scale, great havoc can be caused if drainage isn’t properly managed.

Economic Growth

Mississippi’s Economic Performance

Mississippi's Economic Performance

The recently released Rich States/Poor States report by the American Legislative Exchange Conference ranks Mississippi as the sixth worst state in economic performance, but the state is in the middle of the pack at 24th for economic outlook.

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BPF Book Review – The Complacent Class

The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream, offers a provocative and scary thesis – there is a troubling trend in America towards more stasis and less risk-taking that threatens America’s potential for long-term economic growth along with the prosperity of its middle class.

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A BPF Book Review: Masters of Craft

A BPF Book Review: Masters of Craft

In Masters of Craft, Ocejo focuses on four of the myriad new “artisanal professions” – bartending, distilling, barbering and butchering. His in depth look at these four crafts provides a narrow but fascinating perspective on how the millennial generations, many of which are just entering the workforce, are grappling with a post-industrial economy that has seen many traditional career paths disrupted or eliminated entirely.

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Foote: Moving Jackson Forward

Ashby Foote

Jackson got some tough love this past November — report cards from the two largest bond rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. One report was OK, the other not so good.

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