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Benefiting Low-Wage Workers without Minimum Wage Laws

Benefiting Low-Wage Workers without Minimum Wage Laws

Strategies to help everyone If it is a bad idea to raise the minimum wage, or even have a minimum wage law to begin with, where does this leave the low-wage worker? We already examined the empirical evidence showing that minimum wage laws reduce employment among the...

Why the Minimum Wage is Bad News for Small Business

Why the Minimum Wage is Bad News for Small Business

Why that’s bad for everyone else, and how raising costs can have disastrous economic consequences. In a prior blog, I explained how empirical research supports the side of the debate asserting negative consequences due to minimum wage laws. Now we’ll look under the...

Magnifying Positivity

Magnifying Positivity

Maginifying Positivity My husband and I only had her in our care for two-weeks. She is a seven-year-old full of spunk and sass at the same time!  We adore that about her and looked forward to providing some stability and positivity in her life for the time she spent...

Let’s Take Politics Out of Healthcare

Let’s Take Politics Out of Healthcare

The federal government’s surprise move against Georgia In a raw political move, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) removed the approval of Georgia’s Pathways to Coverage, labeling the program as “pending.”  Despite the fact that the COVID-19...

Reflections of a Newlywed

Reflections of a Newlywed

Reflections of a Newlywed: Lessons Learned From One Year Of Marriage A little more than a year ago you all reached out to my husband, Harold, and me on our exciting new journey as a married couple. We are so grateful for all of the wisdom that you shared with us....

Is it time for voting rights reform for felons?

Is it time for voting rights reform for felons?

Coming off the contentious 2020 election, the issue of voting rights has been in the news lately. That is likely why, this year, there is a renewed push among some lawmakers in the Georgia legislature to reform voting-rights laws for those convicted of a felony. This...

Does the Minimum Wage Hurt or Help the Poor?

Does the Minimum Wage Hurt or Help the Poor?

What economic research really tells us Finally, we have the definitive answer on a longstanding debate on whether empirical studies show that minimum wage laws negatively impact employment.  You may have heard conflicting summaries, perhaps from economists themselves,...

The importance of the African American family in our history

The importance of the African American family in our history

A focus on the contributions of the African American family As we head into February, we at the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) are proud to celebrate Black History Month and the experience of the African American community. In particular, we plan to take this...

New Hope For ALL Georgian Students With Special Needs

New Hope For ALL Georgian Students With Special Needs

New legislation is being introduced that could help expand support for parents of special needs students.  For the past 14 years Georgia's Special Needs Scholarship Program (SB 10) has provided support to parents with special needs. This support allowed parents access...

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