While there are countries that have reduced income inequality by using taxation to redistribute wealth, this robbing from the rich and giving to the poor paradigm has proven unsustainable.
Most experts agree that recent federal tax reforms will put pressure on high tax states to either reduce taxes or continue to lose residents fleeing to lower tax states.
What barriers do America’s poor face in moving up and out of poverty, and what proven principles should inform our policies for the poor?
Trees are ubiquitous. Most of us love them; a few hate them. Homeowners can be ambivalent, at least about some trees. Modern cities are fixated on trees.
The Trump administration continues to push for fundamental changes in our healthcare system. If Congress would do its part, the system would be radically different than it was when Trump took office.
The Georgia Rail Passenger Program consists of a comprehensive plan for two distinct kinds of rail transportation: commuter and intercity trains, and proposed high-speed rail systems.
It’s a cultural phenomenon that many Americans have helplessly watched unfold: the dissolution of respectful political dialogue and the rise of the culture of contempt.
Georgia won’t save struggling hospitals by expanding Medicaid, so a different solution is need to address the very real problems these hospitals face.
GRTA is a state-level authority that addresses mobility and air quality in metro Atlanta. GRTA approves the allocation of state and federal transportation resources in metro Atlanta via the Atlanta Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the federally-required planning process that allocates funds to the highest-priority, near-term transportation projects.
The Atlanta Streetcar opened over deadline and over budget. Its performance has been astoundingly underwhelming, yet city officials continue to explore expansion.
Public transportation is a highly debated topic in Georgia. Central to this debate is the allocation of federal funding through grants and tax revenues.
The US DOT and FTA seek new ways to design and operate high capacity Bus Rapid Transit systems as an alternative to building Light Rail systems that often prove to be more expensive and less effective and solving congestion.
Liberal filmmaker Davis Guggenheim seems an unlikely advocate for free market-based education reform, but he makes the case for policies that are traditionally part of conservatives’ education reform initiatives.
Amid fears of global warming and extreme temperatures, tropical storms, air pollution and so on, data suggest record high temperatures are nothing new.
For years, the U.S. public transit industry has exhibited a clear preference for light rail systems even where bus systems could perform more effectively and at lower cost.
Almost two years have passed since Republican efforts to reform the U.S. health insurance market were pronounced dead. Perhaps they were merely on life support.
Of all the things we might do to improve our healthcare system, the one reform that is more important is that we must make it profitable to take care of sick people.
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Why do we allow county tax commissioners to line their pockets using county resources? And why does the Georgia General Assembly continue to allow individuals to profit at the expense of taxpayers.
A new report offers ways Georgia can utilize waivers to lower healthcare costs, improve access to better insurance options, restore the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately blaze a trail for other states to follow.