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Government’s Best Industrial Policy: Remove Barriers

By Adam Thierer

Can American companies compete? Lawmakers of all stripes are asking this question today in response to growing Chinese economic and military power. What’s more, they are calling for an industrial policy to boost innovation in semiconductors, 5G wireless…

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Friday Facts: December 03, 2021

It’s Friday!  Memory Lane In the early days of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, even public charter school choice was needlessly limited in Georgia, as this 1996 article demonstrates. The Foundation enthusiastically embraced a role as school choice champion. In 2021, as the Foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary, Georgians, too, can celebrate the hard-won public education options available for students: startup charter schools, state-commissioned charter schools and online charter schools. Legislators have also approved tuition tax credit scholarships and special-needs scholarships. And the Foundation continues its campaign to expand and … Continue Reading →

Window of Opportunity for Tax Reform in Georgia

Lowering and flattening Georgia’s personal income tax rate could create tens of thousands of jobs within five years, according to a new analysis conducted for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Short-Term Rental Regulation: Public Protection or Party Poopers?

By Cindy MorleyInvestigative Journalist for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Short-term rentals have become an increasingly popular option, across the country and in cities and towns across Georgia, as tourists, travelers and those seeking temporary, budget-friendly accommodations embrace home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com and others. At the same time, these home-sharing platforms – and by extension, the owners of these rental properties –  appear to be increasingly on the radar of municipalities, lawmakers and other interest groups. On the positive side, short-term rentals provide a new and expansive … Continue Reading →

Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2021 publications are listed below by date of publication. Click on a link to read. Sign up here to be added to the Foundation’s media mailing list and receive news releases, commentaries and event updates and invitations.  Click on this link  for a list of publications from 2020. September 30: Charter Schools Prove Their Value to Georgia Families, by Tony Roberts The enrollment gains experienced during the pandemic show the important role these innovative schools play in the state’s overall public school system. September 23: … Continue Reading →