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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: March 22, 2019

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” – Milton Friedman “The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.” – Friedrich Hayek “Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.” – Learned Hand   We’re hiring! The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is on the lookout for an entry-level development associate. Find out more at https://talentmarket.org/devo-assoc-gppf/. Events April 10: “Education Choice: A Case Study in Policy and Politics,” a Foundation Happy Hour Policy Discussion in Athens at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in partnership… View Article

Friday Facts: March 8, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain “Our goal is not simply to send children to school. Our goal is to educate children.” – Greg Dolezal, Georgia state senator “When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver We’re hiring! The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is on the lookout for an entry-level development associate. Find out more at https://talentmarket.org/devo-assoc-gppf/. Events March 21: “Shining a Light on Government,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with veteran investigative reporter Richard Belcher of WSB-TV in celebration of Sunshine Week on Thursday,… View Article

Friday Facts: March 1, 2019

It’s Friday! Events March 21: “Shining a Light on Government,” a Leadership Breakfast with Richard Belcher of WSB-TV in celebration of Sunshine Week on Thursday, March 21, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. $30. Information and registration here. March 21-23: Academic Freedom and Free Speech Conference at Emory University, bringing together academics and student-affairs professionals. Information here.  April 17: Mark your calendar for a Leadership Breakfast with Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, sponsor of the FIRST STEP Act, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County to celebrate Second Chance Month. $30. Details to follow. May 23: Mark your calendar for a Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of National Review on Thursday,… View Article

Friday Facts: February 22, 2019

It’s Friday! Events March 21: “Shining a Light on Government,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with Richard Belcher of WSB-TV in celebration of Sunshine Week. Thursday, March 21, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. $30. Information and registration here. May 23: Mark your calendar for a Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of National Review on Thursday, May 23, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. Details to follow. Quotes of note “The national debt is the government’s formal commitment to repay its creditors. But Uncle Sam has many other commitments for future spending that are not on the books, so-called “off-balance-sheet” liabilities. Such liabilities do not show up in standard debt measures. While… View Article

Friday Facts: February 15, 2019

It’s Friday! Events March 21: “Shining a Light on Government,” a Leadership Breakfast with Richard Belcher of WSB-TV in celebration of Sunshine Week on Thursday, March 21, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. $30. Information and registration here. May 23: Mark your calendar for a Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of National Review on Thursday, May 23, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. Details to follow. Quotes of note “Every citizen owes to the country a vigilant watch and close scrutiny of its public servants and a fair and reasonable estimate of their fidelity and usefulness. Thus is the people’s will impressed upon the whole framework of our civil polity –  municipal, State, and… View Article

Friday Facts: February 8, 2019

It’s Friday! Honors For the second consecutive year, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been named one of the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The Foundation is just one of three state-based, free-market think tanks ranked in that category in the 2018 Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report, compiled annually by the program and published last week. Help keep us there by supporting us financially!  Click here. Quotes of note  “We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – George Washington (1786) “What once helped to diminish ancient prejudices was the American creed that no one View Article

Friday Facts: February 1, 2019

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “Oftentimes, it’s not just about keeping the lights on or reducing carbon emissions. It’s about keeping people alive. Right now, out in the Midwest, nuclear power is doing all three.” – David Gattie “The tax-cut package passed by Congress in December 2017 and signed by President Trump has given our economy a sizable boost. Lawmakers would be wise to lock in those gains by making those cuts permanent. For that matter, they should find other ways to reduce taxes on hard-working Americans.” – Edward J. Feulner  Events February 7: The deadline is Tuesday to register for “Romance of the Rails,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum with Cato Institute… View Article

Friday Facts: January 25, 2019

It’s Friday! Quotes of note  “Voters might love transit, but that doesn’t mean they plan to ride it. And transit agencies that appeal to voters with pledges to solve traffic woes might be digging themselves into a hole.” – Laura Bliss “The capacity for education choice to be life-changing for families is at the heart of its incredible growth in the states. In 2000, for example, just four school choice programs were in operation in the United States. Today, there are 63 programs supporting private school choice in 29 states and the District of Columbia.” – Kay Cole James “At the local level, land use regulations, such as zoning laws and environmental review delays, have a serious and negative View Article

Friday Facts: January 18, 2019

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” – Thomas Jefferson “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” – Booker T. Washington Events January 22: Have you registered to celebrate National School Choice? Lunch and Learn Tuesday with us at “National School Choice Week: A Capitol Choice,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon in the Empire Room, 20th floor, Sloppy Floyd Building… View Article

Friday Facts: January 11, 2019

It’s Friday! Events January 22: National School Choice Week: A Capitol Choice,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon on Tuesday, January 22. The event is in the Empire Room, 20th floor, Sloppy Floyd Building in Atlanta (opposite the State Capitol). Speakers are Dr. Ashley Berner, deputy director at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy, and Georgia Public Policy Foundation Senior Fellow Dr. Ben Scafidi, professor of economics at Kennesaw State University. $35. Information and registration here. February 7: Register for “Romance of the Rails,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon with Randal O’Toole of the Cato Institute on Thursday, February 7, at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. $35. Information and registration here. Quotes of View Article

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been doing important work for the free enterprise movement for the past 20 years.  I can assure you from the vantage of a non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. with much the same principles as GPPF that the work we do simply would not be possible if it were not for the important work that GPPF does.  We see it, we understand it, it is an inspiration to us, it is the kind of thing that will translate into the important work that we can do in Washington, D.C.  We thank you very much for that.

Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute (2011) more quotes