Friday Facts: May 23, 2014

Transparency in health care could cut health care spending by about $100 billion over the next decade, according to one study

Friday Facts: May 16, 2014

Mass transit: 1 percent of the travel. What share of the Federal Highway Trust Fund?

Friday Facts: May 9, 2014

Where’s Georgia’s top barbecue?

Friday Facts: April 11, 2014

The cost of the Falcons’ new stadium, the cost of regulation on infrastructure and the risky power grid.

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: March 28, 2014

How effective is the ACA individual mandate?

Friday Facts: March 14, 2014

It’s Friday!  Events  March 26: Join Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield and Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup.” The discussion at Cobb County’s Georgian Club will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend: Find out more and register at www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=12276.   Quotes of Note  “[T]he first lesson to teach the poor man is … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: March 7, 2014

The new SAT appears to bear some strong similarities to the Common Core State Standards.

Friday Facts: February 21, 2014

Just how ready are Georgians for tax reform?

Friday Facts: February 14, 2014

How realistic is the CBO’s estimate on the loss of full-time jobs as a result of ObamaCare?

Friday Facts: February 7, 2014

Health care coverage for the uninsured: Is Medicaid expansion the answer?

Georgia Dodges a Renewable Energy Bullet

Remember when Germany peddled solar energy in Georgia in 2011?

Friday Facts: January 24, 2014

How do you know Georgians like school choice?

Nuclear Power Can Balance Energy Demand

Despite America’s abundance of natural gas from shale production, some parts of the country have already had warnings that over-dependence on gas for electricity generation exposes consumers to soaring prices for electricity, writes Mark Perry in the Investor’s Business Daily of January 16, 2014. The problem is the declining use of coal and nuclear power, the two sources of electricity that provide the greatest price stability and serve as a hedge against wide fluctuations in gas prices, according to Perry, a professor of economics at the Flint campus of the … Continue Reading →

Think government regulation doesn’t touch you? Think again!

How does government regulation touch you?

Friday Facts: January 17, 2014

Does transit use cause a decrease in congestion?

Friday Facts: January 10, 2014

How does Georgia rank on K-12 student achievement?

Friday Facts: January 3, 2014

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier.’” – Alfred Lord Tennyson “Sometimes we are content to try to change ourselves with New Year’s resolutions to do better in some respect. Changing ourselves is a much more reasonable undertaking than trying to change other people. It may or may not succeed, but it seldom creates the disasters that trying to change others can produce.” – Thomas Sowell “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: December 6, 2013

It’s Friday! Make your tax-deductible contribution to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation before year’s end so that we can continue to work toward less government interference and greater individual responsibility in Georgians’ lives! The Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. Quotes of Note “There is only one boss – the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: November 22, 2013

  November 22, 2013  It’s Friday! It’s nearing year’s end, and we’d like to remind you: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. You know we’re getting under their skin: We’re sporting another feather in our cap after the Foundation earned a personal mention on MSNBC from a doyenne of Big Government, Rachel Maddow. Maddow, whose syndicated talk radio program … Continue Reading →