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…

Return Insurance Regulation to the States

Let's reawaken the constitutional idea of federalism.

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…

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.

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

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.

Checking Up On Health: January 26, 2016

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

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.

Checking Up On Health: February 24, 2015

ObamaCare, vaccination accusations and why your doctor's late.

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.

Long-Term Care: Guide to the Issues 2020

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. Download the Long-Term Care chapter of the Guide to the Issues 2020 here Read the full Guide to the Issues 2020 Recommendations Seek ways to target publicly funded long-term care (LTC) services to the neediest Georgians. Middle-class and affluent people should prepay for care or repay from their estates. Now that the maintenance-of-effort restriction in the Affordable Care Act has expired, Medicaid LTC … Continue Reading →

Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2020 publications are listed below by date of publication. Click on a link to read. Sign up here to be added to the Foundation’s media mailing list and receive news releases, commentaries and event updates and invitations. December 18: New Year, New Initiative: Policy, Transparency and News, by Benita M. Dodd. In 2021, the Foundation celebrates 30 years since it was established to champion policy over politics in Georgia. To mark this anniversary, the organization is renewing its push across Georgia, taking action to bridge … Continue Reading →