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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: October 21st, 2011

It’s Friday! – Deadline: Reserve your seat by noon today for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta with a reception. Joining the event to honor the Freedom Award recipient, Rogers Wade, are Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Tickets to the reception and dinner are $150 per person; tables and sponsorships are also available. Show your support for the Foundation and share in this milestone celebration. Go tohttp://tinyurl.com/3kwyxf6.   Economy – Need some good news? Four encouraging developments: 1) Last week, U.S. lawmakers approved the long-awaited free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South… View Article

Friday Facts: October 14th, 2011

It’s Friday! – The Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Joining the event to honor the Freedom Award recipient, Rogers Wade, are Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Tickets to the reception and dinner are $150 per person; tables and sponsorships are also available. Show your support for the Foundation and share our milestone celebration. Go to http://tinyurl.com/3kwyxf6.   Quotations – “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.… View Article

Friday Facts: October 7th, 2011

It’s Friday! It's a fact - No Friday Facts or commentary today because … - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is busy moving … into new quarters this week. Our new address is 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339. We're next to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, right off I-75. Y'all come on down and celebrate our new home!   It's a fact … – October 24: Please join us as the Foundation celebrates its 20th birthday! Invitations have been mailed for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Speakers include Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of… View Article

Friday Facts: October 7th, 2011

It’s Friday! It's a fact - No Friday Facts or commentary today because … - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is busy moving … into new quarters this week. Our new address is 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339. We're next to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, right off I-75. Y'all come on down and celebrate our new home!   It's a fact … – October 24: Please join us as the Foundation celebrates its 20th birthday! Invitations have been mailed for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Speakers include Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of… View Article

September 30th, 2011

It’s Friday! Events – October 24: Invitations have been mailed for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Speakers include Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. To join in this milestone celebration with the Foundation, please register athttp://tinyurl.com/3kwyxf6.   Quotations – “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frederic Bastiat – “As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful… View Article

Friday Facts: September 23rd, 2011

It’s Friday!   – Space is limited! Don’t miss the second annual Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Register now for the daylong event, which  includes keynote speakers Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, on entrepreneurial leadership in Georgia; John Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, on health care reform, and Michael B. Horn, national expert on digital learning. Last year, more than 250 people attended to hear nearly three dozen state and national experts discuss Georgia public policy. Topics this year include education, transportation, tax reform, criminal justice and health care. Information and registration are online athttp://gppf.org/pub/legislative_briefing_agenda.htm.   Quotations – “You may… View Article

Friday Facts: September 16th, 2011

It’s Friday!   Quotations – “The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices – paid by others.” – Thomas Sowell – “Man is not free unless government is limited. … As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan   Events – September 30: Don’t miss the Foundation’s second annual Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Cobb Energy Centre. Keynote speakers include Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, on entrepreneurial leadership in Georgia and John Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, on health care… View Article

Friday Facts: September 9th, 2011

It’s Friday! Events – September 30: Don’t miss the Foundation’s second annual Legislative Policy Briefing on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Cobb Energy Centre. Keynote speakers include Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, on entrepreneurial leadership in Georgia and John Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, on health care reform. Last year, more than 250 people attended to hear nearly three dozen state and national experts discuss Georgia public policy. Topics this year include education, transportation, tax reform, criminal justice and health care. Information and registration are online at http://tinyurl.com/3kqlfck. – October 24: Invitations will be mailed soon for the Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday,… View Article

Friday Facts: August 26th, 2011

It’s Friday! Quotations – “We are fast verging to anarchy & confusion! … They are determined to annihilate all debts public & private, and have Agrarian Laws, which are easily effected by the means of unfunded paper money which shall be a tender in all cases whatever.” – George Washington – “As to the assumed authority of any assembly in making paper money, or paper of any kind, a legal tender, or in other language, a compulsive payment, it is a most presumptuous attempt at arbitrary power. There can be no such power in a republican government: the people have no freedom – and property no security – where this practice can be acted: and the committee who shall bring… View Article

Friday Facts: August 19th, 2011

It’s Friday! Quotations – “The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.” – F.A. Hayek – “Civilizations in decline are consistently characterized by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee – “In both England and in the United States, whole generations have been fed a steady diet of grievances and resentment against society, and especially against others who are more prosperous than they are. They get this in their schools, on television, on campuses and in the movies. Nothing is their own fault. It is all ‘society’s’ fault.” – Thomas Sowell Events – September 1: “Celebration of Service and Sacrifice:” Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,… View Article

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