FOUNDATION FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

FOUNDATION FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

Naples, FL

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The mission of the Foundation for Government Accountability is to develop and promote public policies that achieve limited, constitutional government and a robust economy that will be an engine for job creation across the states.

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DR. TOM G. PALMER WINS ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD AT ISFLC 2017

Each year at the International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC), the organization recognizes an alumnus of the year, granting the award to a former student who has made a significant contribution to advancing freedom. This year, Students for Liberty (SFL) presented the Alumnus of the Year Award to Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Atlas...

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TOP TEN MOMENTS OF #LIBERTYFORUM2016

Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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GOLDWATER INSTITUTE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

The cruel coldness of bureaucracy is never more apparent than when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps potentially life-saving drugs out of reach of terminally ill patients, even after deeming them safe. The Goldwater Institute, based in Phoenix, Ariz., is driving a new national conversation around access to treatments...

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CENTRE FOR JUSTICE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

When government violates the individual and economic liberties of entrepreneurs in Sweden, the Stockholm-based Centre for Justice (Centrum för rättvisa) fights back by defending the dreams of these entrepreneurs in court. The organization’s Litigating for Liberty project has been named one of six finalists for this year’s presti...

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FIRE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

Nearly half of America’s colleges and universities maintain blatantly unconstitutional speech codes, which are the draconian and illiberal policies that administrators use to silence unpopular and inconvenient speech on campus. That’s why Philadelphia-based FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is fighting bac...

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FIRST ANNUAL EUROPE LIBERTY FORUM CHAMPIONS FREE PEOPLE, FREE MARKETS

The inaugural Europe Liberty Forum, held June 8–9 in London and co-hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), focused on spreading the ideas of freedom to millions in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond. “Think tanks should make life of all established political parties uncomfortable,” said Member of Parliament Dougla...

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WORK REQUIREMENTS HELP WELFARE RECIPIENTS THRIVE IN KANSAS

Lending a hand to those in need is a noble impulse, but welfare programs are usually designed to give too much, too often, to people who are left with decreased incentives to work, improve their skills, and build a better future for themselves and their families. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback spearheaded a set of reforms in 2013 est...

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RESISTING MEDICAID EXPANSION’S ESCALATING COSTS, POVERTY TRAP

Government welfare can seem compassionate at first glance, granting aid to people with few financial resources. Its long-term effects are debilitating, though, harming the people it aims to help by keeping them trapped in a cycle of dependency that leaves them unable to improve their own lives. Obamacare is one of the biggest we...

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UN-CONFERENCE SESSION BRINGS WORKSHOP ATMOSPHERE TO LIBERTY FORUM

Conference presentations are too often one-sided, with a speaker and a crowd of listeners who don’t interact much apart from perhaps a few token exchanges during a Q&A session. Atlas Network sought to introduce an innovative format at the 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner by hosting an Un-Conference session, which brings a wor...

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MEDICAID EXPANSION BOTH COSTLY AND HARMFUL

Funding from the federal government can seem like “free money” to state officials who don’t have to take a personal role in levying higher taxes to hand out extra services to their constituents. The federal push to expand Obamacare’s Medicaid eligibility is therefore proving to be a tempting initiative even among politicians who...

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FROM WELFARE TO WORK

The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) has published a new piece in Forbes about reducing government dependency as an incentive to work. The FGA offers a solution to the Medicaid (an American healthcare supplement for low-income earners) budget which is quickly bleeding out — renewing Medicaid expansion on a temporar...

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FGA PULLS DISGUISE OFF INDIANA GOVERNOR’S OBAMACARE EXPANSION

Republican Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence wants to give free taxpayer-funded Medicaid to a quarter million working-age, childless adults. And he wants people to believe that it isn’t ObamaCare. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is pushing back against and exposing the plan for what it is. Tarren Bragdon, The FG...

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