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How I Grew to Appreciate Entrepreneurs: I Met Some

By Jim Walker Oxford, Michigan, was a small farming community when I lived there during my childhood. After a Burger King arrived and we got our second stoplight, I thought we had hit the big time. My stay-at-home mom and schoolteacher dad had seven children; I was the third oldest. Our family had an abundance of love, and enough money to not be poor. But our finances were limited, and that created some stress. My dad scrounged for wood to heat the home, and drove used cars that were always in need of repair from the abuse they received on our dirt road. We bought bread from a bulk clearinghouse. The bread was past its expiration date, but it cost… View Article

Saving Our Scalp(er)s

By Tom Giovanetti Markets are almost always the best way to deal with economic problems, including the problem of not wanting to go out to watch the Atlanta Falcons play a preseason football game in 90-plus degree heat. So what do you do if you are a season ticket holder and are sitting on tickets for a game you don’t want to attend? Since it’s a preseason game, you might just toss them in the trashcan. But if those tickets were for a game during the season, they would be worth big bucks. Hence the “secondary market” for tickets. A ticket is sort of quasi-property. It’s not really property – it’s more of a license, since the venue almost always… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY September 9, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation, Google Host Event: ‘Georgia’s Digital Economy’ Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Google will co-host “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day conference at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta on Monday, September 16.  The 8-11:30 a.m. event will include breakfast and begins with demonstrations of Google products, including Google Glass, Chromebooks and Pixel.  Leaders in entrepreneurship, education and litigation will share their views on Georgia’s opportunities in the Digital Age, including where Georgia leads and lags in entrepreneurship, how patent trolls imperil innovation and how to personalize education in Georgia. Find the list of participating speakers and… View Article
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH Friday, September 13, 2013                                                                                                                                                                           YOU ARE INVITED TO ‘GEORGIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY’ A FORUM At Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Hosted by Google and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Registration is FREE September 16, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Agenda 8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast & Registration/Product Demos/Networking ●       Product Demos include Google Glass, Chromebooks and Pixel 8:30 – 8: 45 Opening Welcome Remarks ●       Lilyn Hester, Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S. Region, Google ●       Representative Ed Setzler, Chairman, House Science and Technology Committee 8:45 – 9:15 Opening Keynote Speaker: The Innovation Ecosystem Fueling Economic Growth ●       Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology  9:15 – 10:15 Entrepreneurship Panel View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 29, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation, Google host Event Sept. 16 on Georgia’s Digital Economy Atlanta – You are invited to join us for  “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day event on Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The discussions, hosted by Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Google, include an all-star entrepreneurship panel, a discussion of the patent troll problem and how Georgia is leading the way in digital learning. The event begins with some fun Google product demos, breakfast and networking at 8 a.m. This event is open to the public and free to attend, but requires registration as space is limited.  Register online by… View Article

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