Category: The Forum

Friday Facts: March 29, 2012

It’s Friday! If you missed the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Wednesday night, you missed a great event. About 250 supporters heard a rousing keynote speech from The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore. To see the Foundation’s brief video presentation at the Annual Dinner, go here: http://tinyurl.com/boxm5k5. Mission accomplished! Thank you to all our friends, who helped us meet our goal and even pushed us beyond 2,000 “likes” on Facebook in the middle of our Annual Dinner! View the latest Quotes of Note, Policy Points, EduFacts and Foundation photos at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf. Quotes of Note “Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.” – Benjamin View Article

What Farmers Can Teach Physicians

  By Dr. Jeffrey Grossman In 1900, one-third of the American labor force was committed to agricultural production. In 1950, food consumed at home was 22 percent of a household’s disposable income. By 1998, that percentage had dropped to 7 percent. This dramatic decrease in the cost of food was directly attributable to improved productivity through technology and the implementation of that technology. While this astounding increase in farmers’ productivity did create economic instability and the virtual abandonment of many rural Southern farming towns, the development of U.S. agriculture is overall a great success story. This transformational change in agriculture threatened many people’s livelihoods, particularly the small farmer. Many farmers banded together to form organizations and trade associations to protect… View Article
Ayn Rand Institute President & Executive Director Yaron Brook is one of the world’s foremost speakers and writers about individual freedoms and rights as President of the Ayn Rand Institute. Brook spoke to the March 19 Foundation Leadership Breakfast. Brooks is a Forbes.com columnist. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many other publications.… View Article

Checking Up On Health: March 26, 2013

  Benita DoddVice PresidentGeorgia Public Policy Foundation Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd  Foundation event: Find out what’s happening around the nation and in Georgia – and what needs to happen – when it comes to innovative implementation of telehealth for greater efficiency, greater cost-effectiveness, better quality, better access and a better patient experience. Register now for, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,” a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23 (The date was incorrect last week.), at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, with panelists Dr. Jeffrey English of the… View Article

Georgia Can Lead Again on Juvenile Justice Reform

By Newt Gingrich and Kelly McCutchen Newt Gingrich Kelly McCutchen Years of profound dysfunction in Washington have eroded Americans’ confidence in government. Our national leaders have lost virtually all their credibility when it comes to addressing society’s most pressing challenges. Fortunately, just as our Founders intended, states are increasingly finding innovative policy solutions for many of these problems. Can you imagine Congress ever accomplishing such a feat? Now Georgia has the opportunity to apply those same conservative convictions to its juvenile justice system by adopting the recommendations of the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform.  After months of research last year, the bipartisan Council produced proposals that will stop wasteful government spending and help more of Georgia’s young offenders fulfill… View Article

Friday Facts: March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013 It’s Friday! Events Last chance to register: Hundreds of supporters have reserved their seats at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner on Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Ballroom. There are just 20 seats remaining and we’re keeping the registration site open until the close of business today!  The keynote speaker is Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal. Tickets are $125 per person. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/b6m7au5. April 23: “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to The Next Level,” is the topic of the Foundation’s next Leadership Breakfast ,at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The moderator is Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald of the Georgia Department of… View Article

Checking Up On Health: March 19, 2013

Benita DoddVice PresidentGeorgia Public Policy Foundation Health policy news and views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd Upcoming Foundation event on telehealth: Find out what’s happening around the nation and in Georgia – and what needs to happen – when it comes to innovative implementation of telehealth for greater efficiency, greater cost-effectiveness, better quality, better access and a better patient experience. Register now for, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,” a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, with panelists Dr. Jeffrey English of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, Dr.… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION March 19, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Registration Open for, ‘Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,’ A Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast on April 23 Atlanta — The health care industry has embraced opportunities provided by information technology in numerous ways. But policy and politics still handicap the medical community when it comes to fully incorporating telemedicine and, more broadly, telehealth.  Find out what’s happening around the nation and in Georgia – and what needs to happen – when it comes to innovative implementation of telehealth for greater efficiency, greater cost-effectiveness, better quality, better access and a better patient experience. Register NOW for, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care View Article
FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER March 18, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Register Now to Attend Foundation Annual Dinner with WSJ’s Stephen Moore Atlanta – Have you reserved your seat yet? The deadline is Wednesday, March 20, to reserve your seat to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Annual Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 27th, at the Cobb Galleria Ballroom. The keynote speaker is The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore,, a national champion of free enterprise, limited government and personal responsibility. Moore joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer in 2005 and focuses on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. Moore was the founder and former president… View Article

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