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Remembering great economist

Dr. Tracy C. Miller's picture

Dr. Gary Becker, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, died May 3 at the age of 83. I was privileged to be a student of Gary Becker at the University of Chicago in the 1980s. He is well known for applying a rational approach to human behavior in a variety of contexts not previously considered part of economics. One need not fully agree with Becker’s approach to benefit from reading some of the articles and books he wrote. Read More»

Get Georgia moving again on transportation

Benita Dodd's picture

[Editor’s note: A version of this commentary was published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution April 27, 2014.]

Georgia’s economy is picking up, and with it the daily traffic congestion as growing numbers of commuters travel to jobs. Inertia followed the failure of the 2012 transportation sales tax (TSPLOST) in nine of 12 regions, but it’s time to move forward on transportation. Read More»

Abolish the corporate income tax!

Pat Buchanan's picture

News that Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, plans to buy Britain’s AstraZeneca for $106 billion, renounce its U.S. citizenship, and declare itself a British company, has jolted Congress.

Pfizer is being denounced as disloyal to the land of its birth, and politicians are devising ways to stop Pfizer from departing.

Yet Pfizer is not alone. Hedge fund managers are urging giant corporations like Walgreens to go nation-shopping for new residences abroad to evade the 35 percent U.S. corporate income tax. Read More»

The man who was

Ronda Rich's picture

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

The moonshining trio of Raymond Parks, Lloyd Seay and Roy Hall burst out of the north Georgia mountains from Dawson County in the 1930s to combine Seay’s and Hall’s driving skills with Parks’ business ingenuity to participate in a new sport that would become known as NASCAR. Read More»

Losing it

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

I remember promising not to regale you with pitiful complaints about how this, the last portion of my life, is playing out, but since I’m in charge here, I’ll do what I please.
It’s this thing of losing stuff. Losing one’s car in a parking lot: that’s irritating but usually very brief.

Last time it happened to us, right here in the Kroger lot, a man who recognized me for what I have become: a ditzy old lady floating along in space and time,not knowing what the day or date it is. In spite of Dave’s skewering a hollow “golf ball” to the antenna of our small Toyota. Read More»

Small-town dysfunction

David Epps's picture

Generally I stay away from local politics in this column unless something that happens rises to astronomical levels of absurdity — then I may wade into that murky water a bit.

In Grantville, Ga., just a few miles from my home, the antics of the City Council have tweaked the local newspaper in Coweta County enough that there have been several editorials lamenting said absurdity. Last week, the City Council finally got my attention. Read More»

Mom-The Impossible Job

Rick Ryckeley's picture

It’s not controversial if it’s the truth. Most men are simply Neanderthals. Having said that, I really don’t think it’s our fault. We’re just born that way.
Men lumber around thinking we know everything about everything when, in the case of what it takes to be a mom and raise children, we actually know very little. Read More»

Brazil trip results hard to put into words

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A mission team from Fayetteville serving in Brazil saw a mighty movement of God that is hard to describe. “You just had to be there.”

Fourteen Fayetteville First Baptist members and two McDonough Road Baptist members travelled to the state of Santa Catarina to join Brazilian Baptists in Project 70. The vision of Brazilian pastor Jairo Campos, the mission strategy intentionally targets areas in need of evangelical churches and results in new believers and new churches. Read More»

Welcome to Auschwitz

Dave Richardson's picture

Living near the busiest airport in the world has its benefits. It is easy to explore the world whether for work or pleasure. I have visited nearly every state in our country and 40 others around the world.

Occasionally when I am traveling for work I take my children with me. Not every place we have traveled has been fun, but every destination has provided a learning and growing opportunity for them. I do my best to maximize those opportunities. Read More»

Encouraged by Fayette Visioning Initiative

Allen Phinney's picture

My family has lived in Fayette County for eight years and we enjoy the unique quality of life, excellent schools, and many friendships.

I also rely on the economic growth and prosperity of our community for success in my career as the Market President for South Atlanta at BB&T.

As much as we have enjoyed and thrived in Fayette County, I know there are opportunities for improvement, and I took an opportunity recently to voice a few of my ideas on fayettevision.org. Read More»

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