Mugged by Reality

Eight Lessons We've Learned About the Epidemic of Crime and What to Do About it

Snake Oil in the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan is akin to letting a condemned man choose his method of execution: One way or another, it’s the end.

Friday Facts: October 8th, 2010

It’s Friday! Quotable – “What progressives want to do is take money from some – by force – and spend it on others. It sounds less noble when plainly stated. That’s the moral side of the matter. There’s a practical side, too. Taxes discourage wealth creation. That hurts everyone, the lower end of the income scale most of all. An economy that, through freedom, encourages the production of wealth raises the living standards of lower-income people as well as everyone else.” – John Stossel – “The Senate has passed a new bill that … Continue Reading →

Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Vote Possible on Tuesday

By Mike Klein The Georgia House could vote as early as Tuesday on juvenile justice reform legislation that is every bit as significant as a similar adult criminal justice reform initiative, but it has received less public scrutiny.  The bill appears to have significant bipartisan support in the House and Senate.  One big proposal would mandate that county prosecutors be assigned to every juvenile court. “We are making substantial changes in the way in which we handle problem children in Georgia,” House Judiciary Chair Rep. Wendell Willard said this past … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: January 5, 2018

It’s Friday! Happy New Year! On a personal note: Hearty congratulations to Rogers Wade, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, who has been named to the Georgia Trend 2018 Most Influential Hall of Fame. It’s a tossup whether he’s more excited about the Georgia Trend honor or the fact that his beloved Georgia Bulldogs head to the National Championships against Alabama on Monday!  Events January 23: More than 28,000 events will celebrate National School Choice Week 2018 from January 21-27. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation marks this event annually … Continue Reading →

Why is There a Primary Care Physician Shortage?

This is Richard Posner, writing at the Becker/Posner blog: Third-party payment is a pervasive feature of American medicine. Why anyone should want health insurance other than “major medical”—that is, insurance against catastrophic medical bills—is a great mystery, as is the fact that Medicare subsidizes routine health care of upper-middle-class people. Since disease and injury tend […]

Friday Facts: April 4, 2014

It’s Friday! Events  April 24: Matt Candler, founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, keynotes, “School Choice: Big Gains in The Big Easy,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Find out more at https://www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=12626. Register at http://bit.ly/1lmETV5. May 7: Foundation Members get a discount rate of $159 to attend “Health Reform 2.0: The Great Debate,” the first face-to-face debate between two of the nation’s most influential health care experts: John Goodman of the … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 13, 2019

It’s Friday! Events September 18: Register by Monday to attend “License to Work,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with the Georgians First Commission task force, focused on occupational licensing reforms. The Savannah Golf Club in Savannah. Register here. September 24: America’s Future Foundation and DonorTrust’s Novus Society seek to engage young professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the liberty movement. They host “Who Killed Civil Society?” a luncheon event in Atlanta featuring Howard Husock, vice president at the Manhattan Institute. $10. Information, registration here. September 26: “The Student-Loan Debt Dilemma” … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: August 19th, 2011

It’s Friday! Quotations – “The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.” – F.A. Hayek – “Civilizations in decline are consistently characterized by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee – “In both England and in the United States, whole generations have been fed a steady diet of grievances and resentment against society, and especially against others who are more prosperous than they are. They get this in their schools, on television, on campuses and in the movies. Nothing is their own fault. It is all ‘society’s’ … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: February 26, 2013

Medicaid expansion: better or worse? A report from The University of Virginia found, “Medicaid patients were almost twice as likely to die as those with private insurance; their hospital stays were 4 percent longer, and cost 26 percent more.”

Checking Up On Health: April 1, 2014

Cholesterol drugs, heart attack tests, how Big Brother wants to text you about your weight, and more.

Friday Facts: March 1, 2019

Opportunities in school choice

Friday Facts: February 3, 2017

Go Falcons!