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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: October 12, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass “This is a free country, and people are free to believe anything they wish. But life in this country will grow steadily less free if fundamental elements of fairness, like the presumption of innocence, are simply jettisoned when an accusation is made by someone who says with seeming sincerity that she was sexually assaulted. Or when a serious accusation is made against someone who happens to belong to a disfavored group.” – Jeff View Article

Friday Facts: October 5, 2018

It’s Friday! Quotes of note “The dignity and stability of government in all its branches, the morals of the people, and every blessing of society depend so much upon an upright and skillful administration of justice, that the judicial power ought to be distinct from both the legislative and executive, and independent upon both, that so it may be a check upon both, and both should be checks upon that.” – John Adams “Ultimately, faculty members have to remember that while our own research, service, and activism are important to us, our institutions exist to educate students and to help them to achieve their ambitions, not our own.” – Joseph Watson Elections Register: Georgians who plan to vote in… View Article

Friday Facts: September 28, 2018

It’s Friday! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.” – Benjamin Franklin “As all procrastinators know, the longer you delay what you should be doing – and the closer to the deadline you let yourself go – the sloppier the final product will be, the more opportunities you’ll miss and the less you’ll be able to meet your goals. Now Congress finds… View Article

Friday Facts: September 21, 2018

It’s Friday! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state.” – George Mason (1788) “The ability to respectfully deliberate, discuss and disagree – to model the behavior on display in Independence Hall – has been lost in too many places. Some are quick to blame a “tribalization” of America where groupthink reigns. Others point to the rise of social media where, under the cloak of anonymity, sarcasm and disdain dominate. Certainly, none of that improves our discourse. But I think the issue is more fundamental… View Article

Friday Facts: September 14, 2018

It’s Friday! Events September 21: “Rethinking American Highways,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum with Bob Poole, director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation. Among Poole’s policy papers that introduced new concepts into the U.S. transportation policy world (some finding a home in Georgia): Public-private toll concessions for highway projects HOT (high-occupancy/toll) lanes HOT/express toll networks Dedicated truck toll lanes Virtual exclusive busways Managed arterials. This event is 11:30 a.m. at the Georgian Club. $50. Register here; a limited number of Poole’s books are available to order at the discounted price of $20.   September 27: Health Connect South 2018 brings more than 400 health leaders to the Georgia Aquarium to talk about “the future” in health,… View Article

Friday Facts: September 7, 2018

It’s Friday! Events We’re at the 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum today. Are you? The daylong conference at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel features an exciting lineup of experts on state-focused reforms in criminal justice, health care, education and teacher pensions! Find out more in commentaries here and here or view the agenda here. September 21: “Rethinking American Highways,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum with Bob Poole, director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation. 11:30 a.m., Georgian Club. $50. Register here; a limited number of Poole’s books are available to order.   September 27: Health Connect South 2018 brings more than 400 health leaders to the Georgia Aquarium to talk about “the future” in health,… View Article

Friday Facts: August 31, 2018

It’s Friday! REGISTER NOW! One Day. Four issues. Sixteen Experts. And just one week to the 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum! The daylong conference at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel on Friday, September 7, features an exciting lineup of experts on state-focused reforms in criminal justice, health care, education and teacher pensions! Registration is open to the public and includes breakfast and lunch. $100. Register here. Find out more in commentaries here and here or view the agenda here.                       Our condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who lost his battle with cancer on August 25. He was the keynote… View Article

Friday Facts: August 24, 2018

It’s Friday! September 7: The 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum is a daylong conference at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel on Friday, September 7, featuring an exciting lineup of experts on state-focused reforms in health care, education and pensions! Registration is open to the public and includes breakfast and lunch. $100. Register here. Find out more in commentaries here and here or view the agenda here. September 21: “Rethinking American Highways,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum with Bob Poole, director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation. 11:30 a.m., Georgian Club. $50. Books available for pre-order. Register here.   Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of View Article

Friday Facts: August 17, 2018

It’s Friday! September 7: The 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum is a daylong conference at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel on Friday, September 7, featuring an exciting lineup of experts on state-focused reforms in health care, education and pensions! Registration is open to the public and includes breakfast and lunch. $100. Register here. Find out more in today’s commentary or view the agenda here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777) “Given the resistance that user-charge proposals frequently generate, whether reasonable or not, it is… View Article

Friday Facts: August 10, 2018

It’s Friday! September 7: Early Bird registration ends SUNDAY for the 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum! Register now for this daylong event on Friday, September 7, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, which includes an exciting lineup of speakers on health care reform, education innovation, pension reform and more! Early Bird registration is $75 until August 12; $100 from August 13. see the agenda here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “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;… View Article

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