Friday Facts: September 20, 2013

The association between student math performance and subsequent economic growth is very strong

Friday Facts: September 13, 2013

Is more spending leading to better student achievement?

Checking Up On Health: September 10, 2013

Apps for the health-care professional are third fastest-growing category on the market.

Friday Facts: September 6, 2013

Investors.com has a growing list of the companies cutting staff and hours because they can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.

Friday Facts: August 30, 2013

The total additional cost to state taxpayers of implementation of ObamaCare is …

Sept. 16 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia’s Digital Economy’

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 … Continue Reading →

Checking up on Health: August 27, 2013

When it is stupid to KISS, how online symptom checkers are helping and what’s happening to ‘healthy’ school lunches

Friday Facts: August 23, 2013

Federal government-wide, the time spent on paperwork documenting onerous regulations adds up to 10.3 billion hours.

Checking Up On Health: August 20, 2013

A portrait of the newly insured, the “gaming” of ObamaCare, using technology to reduce health care costs.

Friday Facts: August 16, 2013

How are Georgia’s HOT lanes doing?

Checking Up On Health: August 13, 2013

Auto wreck fatalities down but patients’ bills up; another ObamaCare delay uncovered, and why you should know Henrietta Lacks.

Friday Facts: July 26, 2013

How many states will have income tax rates lower than Georgia’s now that North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory has signed tax reform legislation?

Friday Facts: July 19, 2013

Seventy-one percent of small businesses say the Affordable Care Act makes it harder to hire.

Friday Facts: July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013  It’s Friday!  The Legacy of Hank McCamish On June 30 Georgia lost a great leader and a great man. Henry F. “Hank” McCamish Jr. was born and raised in Greenwood, SC, but after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1950 he never left Georgia.    A successful career as an entrepreneur allowed him to become a generous philanthropist. His leadership and gifts impacted countless charitable organizations and his guidance and mentorship influenced countless lives. Hank founded the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on October 29, 1991. He had two simple instructions: … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: June 28, 2013

Oil and natural gas were to run out in 1990 and 1992, respectively; today, reserves of both are larger than they were in 1970, although we consume dramatically more.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution praises Foundation Medicaid Solution

AJC editorial cites Foundation’s Medicaid proposal.

Checking Up On Health: June 25, 2013

The number of Americans with a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the U.S. medical system is the lowest since 2008.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Publishes Foundation LTE on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Kelly McCutchen’s letter to the editor was published in the June 23, 2013 issue of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in response to an editorial on civil asset forfeiture in Georgia.

Friday Facts: June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013  It’s Friday!  Quotes of Note “Sincerity of purpose is not the same as honesty of procedure.” – Thomas Sowell “The North and South have come to resemble a couple who, although married, dream very different dreams. The South, along with the Plains, is focused on growing its economy, getting rich, and catching up with the North’s cultural and financial hegemons. The Yankee nation, by contrast, is largely concerned with preserving its privileged economic and cultural position – with its elites pulling up the ladder behind themselves.” – … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: June 14, 2013

Are curbside bus services (like Megabus) really as unsafe as a federal study claimed?