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Friday Facts: February 27, 2015

It’s Friday! Events March 18: “Federalism, The Rule of Law and Regulatory Excess,” is the topic of the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. $30. Find out more here. Register online by Monday, March 16, here. Quotesaaa

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Friday Facts: February 13, 2014

What’s happening to millennials and American workers?

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Land Bank Bail-Outs: How State Government
Corrupts the Private Market

The purpose of land banks is to get properties back into productive use — if officials are having difficulty selling vacant property, a lower price should be offered to all potential buyers.

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Vast Majority of Consumers Prefer the Suburbs

Americans’ preference for the suburbs has been demonized, and metro Atlanta’s spread-out suburbs have earned it the label of “poster child for sprawl.” Despite this push toward central cities, consumer preference remains single-family homes in the suburbs, Joel Kotkin writes inaaa

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Register Now for “American Dream, American Nightmare,” Foundation’s Feb. 19 Event

Atlanta – Did you know that Georgia had the nation’s fourth-highest foreclosure rate in 2012? There were 105,610 foreclosure filings last year, or one for every 39 homes. Who’s to blame? Greedy bankers? Corrupt politicians? Ignorant homeowners? Find out fromaaa

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