Economic freedom, limited government, personal responsibility, individual initiative, respect for private property and the rule of law are core principles of a free enterprise system. A healthy economy is dependent on a skilled workforce, educational opportunity, sound tax policy, reduced government spending and a competitive business environment that encourages reinvestment and expansion free from a heavy-handed government that restricts such aspirations.
A troubling trend continues: well-connected special interests using state government to thwart competition.
"It's time for government to stop stifling the new economy." Eric Tanenblatt discusses how government and elected officials stifle and resist innovation "by protecting a legacy structure."
Changing demographics affect the labor force as much as, or more than, the recent recession.
MARTA rail expansion, education and money and welfare work requirements.
Session 2016: Limit government, advance economic opportunity.
Conventional wisdom says a budget surplus plus an election year equals a legislative session that adjourns quickly to maximize time for campaigning and fundraising, but not before spreading government funds as widely as possible to maximize voter "happiness.”
Hundreds of liberty-minded activists from around the world were gathered for the Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum.
Economic opportunity still lags the nation in Georgia.
Free speech is in danger; think tanks must create and protect conditions for open debate.
I developed negative opinions about affluent people, especially people who were successful in business.
The mistakes of municipal broadband.
A think tank from Benita Dodd's native country is in the running for the Atlas Network's prestigious Templeton Award.
Alejandro Chafuen explains how to identify and analyze think tanks.
Of the options of time, talent, and money, I should at least give some money.
Be sure to sign up to attend the Sixth Annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Oct. 15!
Poor bank customers have been hit hard, with a million people forced out of the banking system as a result of increased fees.
Congressional safeguards prevent abuse of Trade Promotion Authority.
Does free enterprise hurt the poor?
A growing, diverse economy with strong leadership can only help Georgia. Moving into the 21st-century economy, Georgia added highly innovative communities of industry to the state. The state has become a leader in health care information technology, financial technology, information security, video game development, interactive marketing, logistics, communications and television and film production.
While breweries are contributing to economic growth in many states, Georgia is being held back by antiquated laws and powerful special interests.