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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: May 24, 2019

It’s Friday!  Mark your calendar! The 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum will take place on Friday, November 15, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Details to follow; click here to view video coverage of previous events. Quotes of note  “In many intellectual and political circles, the pursuit of profits is seen as evil. However, this pursuit forces entrepreneurs to find ways to either please people efficiently or go bankrupt. Of course, they could mess up and avoid bankruptcy if they can get government to bail them out or give them protection against competition.” – Walter Williams “Of course, not every charter school is good. Not every charter school is a success. But if there has ever existed anything like… View Article

Friday Facts: May 17, 2019

It’s Friday! Events  May 23THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY! Register now for “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute, on Thursday, May 23. Georgian Club. $35. Information and registration here. Mark your calendar! The 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum will take place on Friday, November 15. Details to follow; click here to view video coverage of previous events. Quotes of note “May 17, 2019, marks the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. … Popular names associated with this historic decision – Thurgood Marshall, Daisy Bates, Earl Warren, and Kenneth Clarke – will receive… View Article

Friday Facts: May 10, 2019

It’s Friday!  Events  May 23: The deadline is Tuesday, May 21, to register for “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute, on Thursday, May 23. Georgian Club. $35. Information and registration here. Quotes of note  “The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.” – Milton View Article

Friday Facts: May 3, 2019

It’s Friday!  Events  May 23: “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute, on Thursday, May 23. Register by May 21. Georgian Club. $35. Information and registration here. Quotes of note “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.” – Samuel Adams (1775) “For the most part, proposals being marketed as ‘Medicare for All’ or ‘Medicare Buy-in’ aren’t really expansions of… View Article

Friday Facts: April 25, 2019

It’s Friday!  Events  May 23: “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute, on Thursday, May 23. Georgian Club. $35. Information and registration here. Quotes of note  “What alleviates poverty isn’t so much government doing something. It’s government getting out of the way.” – Edward J. Feulner  “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” – Milton Friedman  “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government,… View Article

Friday Facts: April 19, 2019

It’s Friday!  Events  May 23: “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute, on Thursday, May 23. Georgian Club. $35. Information and registration here. In sympathy Our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Anne Ware Lewis, a friend of the Foundation and an attorney whose decades of expertise shaped Georgia law on elections and campaign finances. She passed away this week at age 56. Our sincere condolences to Foundation friends Ray and Lynn Ney Smith, whose daughter, Caroline Elise Smith, passed away April 6 at age 20. Quotes of note  “They define a republic to be… View Article

Friday Facts: April 12, 2019

It’s Friday!  Events  The registration deadline is MONDAY for Second Chances 2019,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, sponsor of the FIRST STEP Act, on Wednesday, April 17. This event marks Second Chance Month, an annual Prison Fellowship commemoration. Georgian Club. $30. Information and registration here. May 23: “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute, on Thursday, May 23. Georgian Club. $35. Information and registration here. Quotes of note  “Small business in the United States is literally being suffocated by red tape. We like to think that we live in ‘the land of… View Article

Friday Facts: April 5, 2019

It’s Friday! Events April 10: “Education Choice: A Case Study in Policy and Politics,” a Foundation Happy Hour Policy Discussion in Athens at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in partnership with The Arch Conservative. Speakers are Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and Jeffrey Dorfman, professor of Economics at the University of Georgia. Hilton Garden Inn Magnolia Ballroom. $10. Information and registration here. April 17: “Second Chances 2019,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, sponsor of the FIRST STEP Act, to celebrate Second Chance Month, on Wednesday, April 17. Georgian Club. $30. Information and registration here. May 23: “You Can View Article

Friday Facts: March 29, 2019

It’s Friday!  Events  April 10: “Education Choice: A Case Study in Policy and Politics,” a Foundation Happy Hour Policy Discussion in Athens at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in partnership with The Arch Conservative. Speakers are Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and Jeffrey Dorfman, professor of Economics at the University of Georgia. Hilton Garden Inn Magnolia Ballroom. $10. Information and registration here. April 17: “Second Chances 2019,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, sponsor of the FIRST STEP Act, to celebrate Second Chance Month, on Wednesday, April 17, at the Georgian Club. $30. Information and registration here. May 23: “… View Article

Friday Facts: March 22, 2019

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” – Milton Friedman “The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.” – Friedrich Hayek “Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.” – Learned Hand   We’re hiring! The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is on the lookout for an entry-level development associate. Find out more at https://talentmarket.org/devo-assoc-gppf/. Events April 10: “Education Choice: A Case Study in Policy and Politics,” a Foundation Happy Hour Policy Discussion in Athens at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in partnership… View Article

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has hit another homerun with its Guide to the Issues. This is must reading for anyone interested in public policy in Georgia, and it is an outstanding road map for conservative, common sense solutions to our challengers of today and tomorrow.

Former Georgia Senate Minority Leader Chuck Clay more quotes