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Friday Facts

Friday Facts

      It’s Friday!   Quotes of note – “A government with the policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw – “Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Mark Twain – “A general State education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mold in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government … in proportion as it is efficient and… View Article

Friday Facts

  It’s Friday!  Quotes of note – “Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.” –F.A. Hayek – “There will be belt-tightening. It’s certainly disappointing that we won’t have the resources to accomplish all the projects needed to get Georgians moving quicker, but it does force state officials, including myself, to focus all our attention on our most pressing needs. … We have much to do, and I’ll work with state and local officials to direct our limited resources to the most important projects.” – Governor Nathan Deal, after the July 31 regional View Article

Friday Facts: July 27, 2012

  It’s Friday!  Quotes of note – “All of the progress that the U.S. has made over the last couple of centuries has come from unemployment. It has come from figuring out how to produce more goods with fewer workers, thereby releasing labor to be more productive in other areas. It has never come about through permanent unemployment, but temporary unemployment, in the process of shifting people from one area to another.” – Milton Friedman – “There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Henry David Thoreau – “All… View Article

Friday Facts

It’s Friday!  Quotes of note – “An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” – T.S. Eliot – “But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.” –C.S. Lewis Free enterprise – “I’ll always remember this as the night that Michael Jordan and I combined for 70 points.” – Stacey King of the Chicago Bulls after their game against the Cavaliers in which Michael Jordan scored a career-high 69 points and King scored one point.… View Article

Friday Facts: July 13, 2012

  It’s Friday!    Quotes of note – “It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” – Elbert Hubbard – “It is one of the saddest spectacles of our time to see a great democratic movement support a policy which must lead to the destruction of democracy and which meanwhile can benefit only a minority of the masses who support it. Yet it is this support from the Left of the tendencies toward monopoly which make them so irresistible and the prospects of the future so dark.” – Friedrich von Hayek   Events  September 21: Save the date! The Foundation’s third annual Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing View Article

Friday Facts: June 29, 2012

It’s Friday! Quotes of note – “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw – “And it proves, in the last place, that liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 78 (1788) – Minority opinion on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), U.S. Supreme Court: “All of us consume food, and when we do so the Federal Government can prescribe what its quality must be and even how much we must pay. But the mere fact that we all consume food and are thus, sooner or later, participants… View Article

Friday Facts: June 22, 2012

It’s Friday!  – Register now! Monday is the deadline for the Foundation’s noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum on Wednesday, June 27. The event, “The Road to Freedom,” takes place at Cobb County’s Georgian Club with keynote speaker Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. Sponsored by Ray Padron, president of Brightworth Private Wealth Management, the event focuses on Brooks’ new book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise.” The registration fee of $50 includes a copy of the book. For information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/7asrdna. Quotes of note – “As long as the elites hold onto the belief that their own school districts are excellent,… View Article

Friday Facts: June 15, 2012

It’s Friday!  – Register by Monday, June 25, for the Foundation’s noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum on Wednesday, June 27. The event, “The Road to Freedom,” takes place at Cobb County’s Georgian Club with keynote speaker Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. Sponsored by Ray Padron, president of Brightworth Private Wealth Management, the event focuses on Brooks’ new book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise.” The registration fee of $50 includes a copy of the book. For information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/7asrdna. Quotes of note - "Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that… View Article

Friday Facts: June 8th, 2012

It’s Friday!  – Register by Monday, June 25 for the Foundation’s noon Policy Briefing Luncheon on Wednesday, June 27. The event, “The Road to Freedom,” takes place at Cobb County’s Georgian Club with keynote speaker Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. Sponsored by Ray Padron, president of Brightworth Private Wealth Management, the event focuses on Brooks’ new book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise.” The registration fee of $50 includes a copy of the book. For information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/7asrdna. Quotes of note – “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to… View Article

Friday Facts: June 1, 2012

It’s Friday!  – June 27 Policy Briefing Luncheon: Register now for “The Road to Freedom,”  a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon at Cobb County’s Georgian Club with Arthur Brooks,president of the American Enterprise Institute, focusing on his new book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise.” The registration fee of $50 includes a copy of the book. For information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/7asrdna. Quotes of note – “When I work harder or longer hours in the free-enterprise system, I am generally paid more than if I work less in the same job. Investments in my education translate into market rewards. Clever ideas usually garner more rewards than bad… View Article

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The late W. H. Flowers, Jr., Chairman, Flowers industries, Inc. more quotes