Atlanta – Did you know that Georgia had the nation’s fourth-highest foreclosure rate in 2012? There were 105,610 foreclosure filings last year, or one for every 39 homes. Who’s to blame? Greedy bankers? Corrupt politicians? Ignorant homeowners?
Find out from Randal O’Toole, author of, “American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership,” at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8.a.m. on Tuesday, February 19 at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
The event, titled “American Dream, American Nightmare” is a not-to-be-missed explanation of the forces at play in the housing market in Georgia and in the nation, and how to rebuild the American Dream of homeownership. This event will cost $25 to attend. Register online by Friday, February15, at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk.
Randal O’Toole is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land and transportation issues. His other books include, “Reforming the Forest Service,” which had a major influence on Forest Service policy and on-the-ground management; “The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths,” which influenced land use and transportation decisions in cities across the country; and, “The Best-Laid Plans,” which calls for repealing federal, state and local planning laws and proposes reforms that can help solve social and environmental problems without heavy-handed government regulation.
O’Toole is the author of numerous Cato papers. He has also written for Regulation magazine as well as op-eds and articles for numerous other national journals and newspapers. An Oregon native, O’Toole was educated in forestry at Oregon State University and in economics at the University of Oregon.
This event will cost $25 to attend. Register online by Friday, February 15, at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-256-4050. (Difficulty registering? Contact Benita Dodd.)
Who: Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute
What: “American Dream, American Nightmare,” a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.
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