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Friday Facts

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

Friday Facts: April 13, 2018

It’s Friday! The registration deadline is Tuesday (April 17) for “End of Discussion,” the Foundation’s April 19 noon Policy Briefing Luncheon at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. This book forum features conservative journalist and commentator Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson, Political Editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor, discussing their (recently updated) book, “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free!” Registration is $60 and includes parking and the cost of the book. Authors will sign books. Information/registration here. Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Quotes of note “Americans are generous people and… View Article

Friday Facts: April 6, 2017

It’s Friday! Subscribe to the Friday Facts here. Support the Foundation and its mission here. Kyle Wingfield takes the helm Monday as president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, succeeding Kelly McCutchen, who moved on in December to become executive director of HINRI, a venture philanthropy organization. Welcome Kyle on board at KyleW@georgiapolicy.org. Events April 19: Seats are filling fast for, “End of Discussion,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. This book forum features conservative journalist and commentator Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson, Political Editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor, discussing their (recently updated) book, “End of Discussion: How the… View Article

…One of the best things about the Georgia Public Policy Foundation is that it has such a broad membership base.

Dr. Wendy L. Gramm, Former Chairwoman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission more quotes