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.

The Unintended Consequences of Trade Protectionism

By Jeffrey Dorfman

Jeffrey Dorfman

The International Trade Commission has ruled that imported solar panels from China and other countries were injuring U.S. manufacturers, which will provide President Trump with the opportunity to impose tariffs in order to protect American solar panel…

Balancing the Books in Georgia Public Education

Georgia underreports public education spending by billions of dollars

Price Gouging Laws: Good Politics, Bad Economics

Laws against "price gouging" benefit some, harm many more.

How Government Can Speed Broadband Access

By Kelly McCutchen


Internet access is foundational in today’s economy. Lack of access can grind business to a halt and hobble critical services including health care, transportation and education. As a result, forward-thinking telecommunication policy is a priority…

Savannah Morning News Prints Foundation Critique of Government Broadband

It's been proven: Municipal broadband hurts businesses and ratepayers.

Few Bright Spots Under The Gold Dome

A troubling trend continues: well-connected special interests using state government to thwart competition.

Eric Tanenblatt Urges Legislators to ‘Embrace Economic Disruption’

"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."

Which Way Employment?

Changing demographics affect the labor force as much as, or more than, the recent recession.

Friday Facts: February 5, 2016

MARTA rail expansion, education and money and welfare work requirements.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Publishes Foundation Op-ed on Legislature 2016

Session 2016: Limit government, advance economic opportunity.

A 2016 Legislative Wish List for Georgia

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.”

This Thanksgiving, Call Us ‘Thank Tanks’

Hundreds of liberty-minded activists from around the world were gathered for the Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum.

Opportunity’s Knocking Hard at Georgia’s Door

Economic opportunity still lags the nation in Georgia.

What It Takes to be Free, In the Long Run

Free speech is in danger; think tanks must create and protect conditions for open debate.

How I Grew to Appreciate Entrepreneurs: I Met Some

I developed negative opinions about affluent people, especially people who were successful in business.

City-Run Broadband Internet Is a Disaster in the Making

The mistakes of municipal broadband.
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Private Property Rights: How One Think Tank is Changing a Nation

A think tank from Benita Dodd's native country is in the running for the Atlas Network's prestigious Templeton Award.

What’s A Market-Oriented Think Tank?

Alejandro Chafuen explains how to identify and analyze think tanks.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Of the options of time, talent, and money, I should at least give some money.

Policy Forum Early Bird Registration Ends Sept. 4!

Be sure to sign up to attend the Sixth Annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Oct. 15!