Friday, March 22, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

How free is Mississippi?

A new report from a libertarian think tank shows personal and economic freedom is growing in Mississippi though we are still in the bottom...

Lottery voted down in the House

“No one is leaving this special session without getting something.” … Mississippi Legislator The 2018 special session took a surprising turn on Monday as...

To prosper, Mississippi needs to expand economic freedom

There is a common assumption that we often hear about Mississippi government. It is that the government is too small and we have reduced...

Freedom In Five Minutes or Less: Real Reform

In this edition of Freedom In Five Minutes or Less, we talk about the new school LeBron James is opening, innovation in education, and...

Special session preview

Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session to begin this Thursday. Lawmakers will address infrastructure repairs and maintenance, along with the allocation of BP...

Beware of permanent temporary tax increases

Milton Friedman once said, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government measure.” And that certainly includes “temporary” tax increases. In Mississippi where I...

Will LeBron’s investment in district schools be any different?

Sending piles of extra money to district schools, either via taxpayers or celebrities, has not produced the outcomes we’re continually promised. Real reform comes...

Freedom In Five Minutes Or Less: The Sharing Economy

In this edition of Freedom In Five Minutes or Less, we talk about the sharing economy and why regulatory action is bad policy. The post...

Mississippi Justice Institute wins another Open Meetings complaint

The Mississippi Ethics Commission has found that the mayor and the alderman in the city of Natchez violated Mississippi’s Open Meetings Act when they...

People shouldn’t be fired for old tweets, but we shouldn’t have...

The New York Times, and every other media outlet, is free to hire or fire whomever it likes. The members of the management team...