This commentary by Dr. Gary Voccio, Director of Public Health for Northwest Georgia, was published May 3 in Hometown Headlines of Greater Rome and is excerpted with permission. By Dr. Gary Voccio Are we ready to open up? Doesn’t matter. We’re going to; we can’t exist otherwise. The real question is how we reopen in a way that gives us our best chance to stay open. If we do it wrong, the pandemic will speed up again, our hospitals will get overrun again, and we’ll need to go into lockdown … Continue Reading →
By Kyle Wingfield Call it the Tale of the Uber Driver and the Farmer. No, they aren’t walking into a bar together or running an endurance race with a moral at the end. But they do offer a likely explanation for why Georgia’s tax revenues are lagging – and why legislators writing the budget need not lose too much sleep, or their nerve. Start with the Uber Driver, shorthand for anyone who has taken up working in the gig economy. Most rideshare drivers I’ve met have a similar story: They … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday! Events January 28, 2020: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner will take place in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 28! Details to follow. Quotes of note “The real problem is that socialism makes things expensive. Why run buses when you can earn political favors by spending billions building rail lines? Why bother negotiating with unions when you can get their votes by agreeing to their demands for high pay and generous pensions? Why bother being efficient when you … Continue Reading →
Updates on energy and environment, education, and healthcare.
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 →
Spam, scooters and school choice.
Autonomous driving, robot nurses and Atlanta’s wealth of surveillance cameras.
Middle class on Medicaid?
The middle class is shrinking?
Chronic loneliness, skipping vacation and ‘Medicare for All’
Southern ‘poverty,’ high-cost higher-ed, nebulous ‘character’ definitions
Save your seat, save some money with Early Bird registration!
Wildlife comes to town, ride sharing services offer help to transit agencies and troubling criminal justice data.
Now is an especially important time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the greatest generation during World War II.
Hurricanes and helium and healthcare, oh my!
We have a date for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum!
BMI, LEDs and EVs.
Higher ed student loans, campus consolidation
Kennedy Atkins has joined the Georgia Public Policy Foundation as a Development Associate and will focus on donor relations and outreach.
Unintended consequences of the war on opioids