Education and Innovation in New Orleans

Soon there will be zero failing schools in NOLA.

Don't Railroad Taxpayers into Transit Subsidies

By James H. Orr Jr.

Will massive, endless subsidies become a way of life for Georgians? Apparently so, if our policy-makers listen to the proponents of commuter rail line and other heavy rail and/or light rail options. 

In April, the Transit Planning…

Confusion Takes Its Toll on Transportation Solutions

By Benita M. Dodd

Are toll roads HOT, and when is HOT not cool?

That’s not a trick question or a riddle. It’s a serious policy consideration, and whether the lack of distinction between toll roads and High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes is…

Wising Up to Georgia’s Water Woes

By Benita M. Dodd and Harold Brown

“It is remarkable how many political ‘solutions’ today are dealing with problems created by previous political ‘solutions’,” conservative commentator Thomas Sowell wrote recently on the fires in Southern California. Sowell could have been talking…

Many Questions Remain for Atlanta After United Water

By Geoffrey F. Segal

On Friday, January 24, the city of Atlanta terminated its rocky relationship with United Water, ending the venture into private water operation. Over the past several months the mayor and her staff have let it be known that they…

Punitive Damage Reform in Financial Injury Cases Requires Federal Action

By Congressman Bob Barr 

With increasing and troubling frequency, an article will appear in the newspaper about a judgment for punitive damages in a financial dispute that is completely out of proportion to the actual dollars at stake…

The Wrong Road to Transportation Solutions

By Benita M. Dodd

An annual survey of the nation’s roads by the Reason Foundation reveals a lot about congestion in Georgia. The state is ranked 10th in the nation for spending on maintenance but 39th for capital spending. It was…

What Economics Can Teach Us about Ebola

Social engineers see society as disorganized, unplanned and inefficient. The solution? Let experts take over. Social engineers inevitably believe that a plan can work even though everyone who is expected to carry it out has a self-interest in defeating it.

The Bitter Battle Over Bogus Butter

Nothing illustrates the vagaries of government management better than the protection of butter.

President's Letter: Join Our Birthday Celebration November 11

We're proud to celebrate 25 years in Georgia. Join us and John Stossel!

Patient Safety is the Important Issue

By Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

As medical malpractice reform is debated in the General Assembly, it is critical to keep in focus that the way we handle medical mistakes must ultimately protect patients and improve their care.

The current system is not doing…

Education Choice Issues Meet Silence of the Left

The topic du jour on the left these days is inequality. But why does the left care about inequality?

Common Core

Background:

The Common Core State Standards Initiative[1] defines itself as “a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt.” Former Georgia Governor Sonny…

Flint's Water Crisis Hides the Blessing

Childhood lead poisoning prevention is one of the “Ten Great Public Health Achievements” from 2001 to 2010.

Guide to the Issues: Tax Reform

Principles:

Minimize the impact of taxes on economic growth. Taxes are necessary to fund core government services, but every additional dollar of taxes is a discretionary dollar taken away from a family. A decision to raise taxes is an explicit decision that…

New York Times Quotes Foundation on Atlanta Streetcar

"Let's view this as a lesson."

Global Warming: Playing Fast and Loose in Policy, Proof and Politics

Doomsday prophets have always fixated on the goal more than the cause.

Bobby Jindal's Bold ... Make That, Really Bold ... Tax Move

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has made the most provocative tax reform recommendation in many years. Jindal said he would overhaul the tax law. If he has his way, he'll revolutionize it. The governor proposes to eliminate both the personal and corporate income laws in Louisiana. Why eliminate all the income taxes in the state? Jindal thinks it would be a boon to the economy.

2016 Freedom Award Recipient: Unsung Hero in Private Enterprise Education

The notable Georgian receiving the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Freedom Award.

Checking Up On Health: January 26, 2016

Uber for health care, celebrity deaths, palliative care and health care numbers.