Pro-Growth Tax Reform in Georgia: Claims vs. Reality

The Georgia Senate voted Wednesday to approve a pro-growth tax reform that would reduce Georgia’s marginal personal income tax rate, the first change since the rate was implemented in 1937. Final passage depends on the House agreeing to the Senate’s…

Commentary: Slow-Growth Plans and Regulations Lose the Way for San Jose

By Randal O’Toole

California is a garden of Eden, A paradise to live in or see; But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot If you ain’t got the do re mi. – Woody Guthrie

California’s scenic…

Michael Horn: Up Close in South Korea and Vietnam Classrooms

Michael Horn recently traveled for one month through South Korea and Vietnam to closely examine their public and private education systems. This article was created for the Georgia Public Public Foundation. Horn is co-founder and Education Executive Editor at the Clayton Christensen Institute.

Checking Up On Health: August 26, 2014

Insect sting allergies, home versus hospital births, why your teen sleeps in and more.

African-American Voters Inspired by School Choice

One of the most striking results of the vote on Amendment 1, which was approved by Georgia voters on Tuesday and creates an independent commission to authorize public charter schools in the state, is the absolutely extraordinary level of support received from African-American voters.

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?

Dealing More Effectively with Juvenile Crime

By John G. Malcolm Georgia’s juvenile justice system needs reform. The system is failing the citizens of Georgia and, ironically, the juveniles it is supposed to “rehabilitate.” The whole system is premised on by-gone days when children did not engage…

Return Insurance Regulation to the States

Let's reawaken the constitutional idea of federalism.

Whither Your Weather Depends on Station Location

By Benita M. Dodd

For years, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and Chicago’s O’Hare airports have competed for the title of nation’s busiest airport. Last year, Atlanta won. As the official temperature stations for their respective cities, however, it seems the two airports…

The Great EPA Ozone-Asthma Caper

The projected benefits of the proposed new, stricter ozone standard appear small and contrary

2016 Freedom Award Recipient: Unsung Hero in Private Enterprise Education

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

Thinking Outside the Cell: Texas Innovates To Correct Course in Prison System

By Mike Klein

 Each day across Georgia, the state Department of Corrections prepares enough meals to feed the population of the city of Marietta. Breakfast and lunch are served to nearly 60,000 adult prisoners. Paying for 31 state prisons annually costs…

Puerto Rico’s Steady Decline to ‘Puerto Pobre’ Began Long Before Maria

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, but he physical, economic and social destruction caused by Maria followed economic and demographic problems that began long before the hurricane hit.

Labor Day: A Celebration that Needs Work

By Benita M. Dodd

It’s become a holiday for great sales, the last trip to the lake, the last neighborhood pool weekend and a few parades. It’s the unofficial end of summer. The history of Labor Day, marked since 1884 on…

Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise?

Government, by going outside its proper province, has caused many, if not most, of the problems that vex us.

Occupational Licensing: Guide to the Issues 2020

Principles Citizens have a right to pursue a legal occupation, and the burden should fall on the government to justify any restrictions to that right. Restrictions on economic liberty should be targeted at protecting health and safety, and policy-makers should demand proof that there is a clear, likely and well-established danger to the public. Government should use the least restrictive means to address any danger to the public. Download the Occupational Licensing chapter of the Guide to the Issues 2020 here Read the full Guide to the Issues 2020 Recommendations: … Continue Reading →

Tear Down This Wall

By Ronald E. Bachman

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has announced a noble plan to reach 30,000 of the state’s uninsured; Lieutenant Governor Casey has a good plan to reach others. The challenge, however, is that more than 1.6 million Georgians lack…

Checking Up On Health: December 2, 2014

While you were preparing for Thanksgiving, ObamaCare was changing. Again.

Guide to the Issues: Long-Term Care

Principles

Long-term care programs should be reserved for Georgia’s most vulnerable populations. Long-term care programs should be designed to avoid “crowding out” private solutions and personal responsibility.

Recommendations

Seek ways to target publicly funded long-term care (LTC) services to the neediestGeorgians. Middle-class and affluent people…

EPA’s Power Grab Unscientific and Uncalled For

As for using this action to reduce asthma attacks and fatalities: The EPA has highlighted the dramatic improvements in air quality over the past 30 years, despite the increase in population, the economy and vehicles miles traveled.