Agenda 2013: A Guide To The Issues, provides a wealth of ideas, facts and background information on major issues facing Georgia today. The policies proposed in it are based on fact and the Foundation’s belief in limited government, individual responsibility and free enterprise. Previous editions of the Foundation’s Agenda have provided the basis of ideas for policy-makers of all parties: Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and others for whom Georgia’s well-being is foremost.
- “Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy” by Lawrence W. Reed – This speech outlines key principles that provide valuable guidance to all current and future policymakers.
- “I, Pencil” by Leonard E. Read – Although this article was written in 1958, it is arguably even more valid in today’s complex and intertwined Internet economy with global supply chains and higher levels of worldwide trade. It is a powerful lesson to keep in mind as an elected official weighs government intervention in the free market, either through regulation, subsidies or taxation.
"The Foundation's Criminal Justice Initiative pushed the problems to the forefront, proposed practical solutions, brought in leaders from other states to share examples, and created this nonpartisan opportunity. (At the signing of the 2012 Criminal Justice Reform bill.)
" - Governor Nathan Deal