December 2, 2022 • Commentary
Is Inequality Really As Bad As the Statistics Say?
Before we can debate solutions, we need to know if we have our facts right.
September 29, 2022 • Blog
Atlanta, It’s Time For Renovations.
Few things in nature flourish with a rotten core.
February 18, 2022 • Commentary
Guaranteed Basic Income not a Guaranteed Solution to Poverty
A guaranteed income will not single handedly help people navigate the path from poverty to prosperity.
October 1, 2020 • Press Release
Foundation Releases ‘Guide to The Issues 2020’
Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation released its Guide to The Issues 2020 today, providing policy recommendations on 13 critical areas that state policymakers are expected to – and […]
January 11, 2019
Medicaid Work Requirements Could Help the Poor
More than 12 million nondisabled, working-age Americans are enrolled in Medicaid. They receive medical care that is virtually free, and in most states they are under no obligation to work or seek […]
November 16, 2018
A Good Samaritan Clinic Dedicates Care to Low-Income Patients
By Benita M. Dodd Georgia’s uninsured rate was 13.4 percent in 2017, the fourth-highest in the nation, according to the Census Bureau. People without health insurance who need ongoing medical […]
May 25, 2018
Lift People Out of Poverty with a Hand Up, Not a Handout
Create environments where low-income people can solve problems together. Low-income families, Miller says, need to be aided to solve their own problems, not temporarily rescued with outside resources. “Helping” people […]
April 5, 2018 • Commentary
Foundation VP Benita Dodd Shares Thoughts 50 Years After Death of Martin Luther King Jr.
Foundation looks back on policies since MLK’s death. The nation marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. […]
February 6, 2018
Restoring the Dignity of Work
The American dream is our nation’s most enduring promise. But, too many people are struggling to turn the American dream into a reality. Instead of casting blame for our struggles, […]
July 14, 2017
Working Toward Welfare Reform
Work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients is a good thing. By Benita M. Dodd To hear progressive groups tell it, states are hurting low-income Americans by requiring “food stamp” recipients […]
July 5, 2017
Who are Georgia’s Uninsured?
By Kelly McCutchen The chart below breaks down Georgia’s 1.38 million uninsured residents based on Census Bureau data for 2016. The vertical axis represents income as a percent of the […]
June 30, 2017
Georgia Works! Through Jobs Programs for Homeless
The biggest problem is bad habits, not a lack of intelligence or poor schooling. By Bill McGahan Georgia Works! helps formerly incarcerated and homeless men become productive citizens. Since our […]
December 29, 2016
The Top Ten in 2016!
Foundation’s most popular commentaries of 2016. What were the commentaries that most intrigued the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s readers in 2016? We looked back and tracked the top 10 trending […]
September 16, 2016
Georgia Works: A Growing Impact On The Dignity of Work
A little over a year ago, Georgia Public Policy Foundation President Kelly McCutchen’s commentary, “The Dignity of Work,” shared the scope and vision of the nonprofit organization Georgia Works. In […]
August 12, 2016
Welfare-to-Work Helps Georgians Up and Out of Dependency
Results from the first three Georgia counties to restore food stamp time limits. By Benita M. Dodd August marks the 20th anniversary of the transformative Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity […]
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