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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: June 22, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “These days, the individual market is like a game of musical chairs, where no plan wants to be the last one standing – with the sickest, costliest enrollees. This has created a race to the bottom, in which each plan wants to be less attractive than the others to patients who need a lot of expensive care.” – John C. Goodman “The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending.” – Thomas Sowell “If emotion is to supersede law, then just about any law can be circumvented if the emotional level is high enough.” – Cal Thomas Subscribe to the… View Article

Friday Facts: June 15, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “The road to democracy is not a freeway. It is a toll road on which we pay by accepting and carrying out our civic responsibilities.” – Lucius D. Clay  “To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required – not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” – John F. Kennedy  “What makes you a man isn’t the ability… View Article

Friday Facts: June 8, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “Paying people to make it easy not to work – and thus languish for a lifetime in poverty – is not compassionate. It’s destructive of human dignity and leads to more inequality.” – Wall Street Journal “When Men are employ’d they are best contented. For on the Days they work’d they were good-natur’d and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, and in continual ill-humour.” —Benjamin Franklin (1771) “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes… View Article

Friday Facts: June 1, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “People who believe themselves above something, or entitled to something more because of past achievements, will find that new opportunities slip away.” – Tyler Bonin, “My Advice to Grads: Start Mopping” “Over the past decade, merely the increase – I repeat, just the increase – in U.S. oil and gas production is equal to seven times the total energy production of every wind turbine and solar project in the United States.” – Robert Bryce “It is truly difficult to imagine a worse mechanism for fighting homelessness than the one Seattle decided to implement. Seattle’s [employee head tax] would tax employers with revenues of at least $20 million at the rate of approximately $275 View Article

Friday Facts: May 25, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “It is not for us to forget the past but to remember it, that we may profit by it. But it is gone; we cannot change it. We must put our emphasis on the present and put into effect the lessons the past has taught us. All about us sleep; those of many different beliefs and many divergent actions. But America claims them all. Her flag floats over them all. Her Government protects them all. They all rest in the same divine peace.” – Calvin Coolidge “Ours is a land rich in resources, stimulating in its glorious beauty, filled with millions of happy homes, blessed with comfort and opportunity. In no nation are the institutions… View Article

Friday Facts: May 18, 2018

It’s Friday! MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE: Seats are filling fast; register NOW to reserve your spot at “Telling the Human Story,” the May 23 Leadership Breakfast keynoted by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. This 8 a.m. event at the Georgian Club is co-hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Georgia Center for Opportunity. The registration deadline is Monday. $30. For more information and registration, go here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. 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.” – George Eliot (1866) “How… View Article

Friday Facts: May 11, 2018

It’s Friday! May 23: Register by Monday, May 21 for “Telling the Human Story,” a Leadership Breakfast keynoted by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. This 8 a.m. event at the Georgian Club is co-hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Georgia Center for Opportunity. $30. For more information and registration, go here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “A defining characteristic of charters is that they are ‘opt-in.’ This means that all individuals in the school are there by choice: the families, teachers, administrators, board members, etc. No one is assigned to a charter school; everyone joins through… View Article

Friday Facts: May 4, 2018

It’s Friday! May 23: Register by May 21 for “Telling the Human Story,” a Leadership Breakfast keynoted by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. This 8 a.m. event at the Georgian Club is co-hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Georgia Center for Opportunity. $30. For more information and registration, go here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “I have seldom known anyone who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.” – William Paley  “Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments, the real power lies… View Article

Friday Facts: April 27, 2018

It’s Friday! May 23: Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, keynotes “Telling the Human Story,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast at the Georgian Club. This event is co-hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Georgia Center for Opportunity. $30. For more information and registration, go here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “Our freedoms depended on our having independence, independence in the wage packet, and independence of the Government. … If you rely always on a Government for your wage packet, then the source of your independence to fight that Government has gone.” – Margaret Thatcher “Some writers have so confounded society with… View Article

Friday Facts: April 20, 2018

It’s Friday! May 23: Mark your calendar! Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, keynotes a Leadership Breakfast co-hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Georgia Center for Opportunity. Details to follow! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.” – Alexander Hamilton “The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don’t give everyone the ability to simply read and write, then we aren’t giving everyone an equal chance to succeed.” – Barbara Bush,… View Article

When I served four terms in the state Senate, one of the few places where you could go to always and get concrete information about real solutions was the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. That hasn’t changed. [The Foundation] is really right up there at the top of the state think tanks, so you should be very proud of the work that they are doing!

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