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The Cloud Revolution

BPF Book Review | “The Cloud Revolution” by Mark Mills

In today’s world of hyper partisan rhetoric and hand wringing, it is prudent to seek out views grounded in the hard sciences about what is realistically possible versus what may be just aspirational. The Cloud Revolution is such a book. Mark Mills has done a masterful job of explaining some of the latest cutting edge technologies and how they will impact business and the economy in the years ahead.

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Population Loss

Census Bureau’s State Count Estimate Shows Mississippi Has Population Loss

Population loss is a problem in Mississippi and recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm the necessity that policymakers take notice.

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What's the Matter in America's Heartland

What’s the Matter in America’s Heartland?

The remaining 25 mainly central states (red) participated in neither population nor economic growth near the national average for the past 50 years.  The GDP and population of these states collectively declined as a percentage of total U.S. figures.

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U.S. Regions Measured by Population and GDP

U.S. Regions Measured by Population and GDP

When measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP or economic activity), growth of GDP or population, the U.S. easily separates into five regional groups.

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Crime Scene Jackson MS

Jackson a Microcosm of a National Trend of Increasing Crime in Cities

The explosion in the number of murders in Jackson is only one of the major problems facing the city, but it represents a high-profile reason for people to avoid living and working in the Capitol City.

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George Gilder Gaming AI

BPF Book Review “Gaming AI: Why AI Can’t Think But Can Transform Jobs”

Ask a tech titan what the next “Big Thing” is and odds are he or she will proclaim it is AI – short for Artificial Intelligence.

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