Discussion on Atlanta's economy, schools, transportation, leadership, quality of life

Combating Uganda’s HIV, TB epidemic

3:43 pm Dec. 17, 2015

Moderated by Rick Badie

The University of Georgia has received a $1.4 million grant to conduct tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS research in Uganda. Today, a UGA professor writes about the importance of the work underway and that will continue in conjunction with university counterparts in Uganda. The second article deals with Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS epidemic — specifically, the importance of family care and support for those diagnosed with the illness.

Combating Uganda’s HIV, TB

Millenials, social corporate responsibility and charitable giving

10:48 am Dec. 16, 2015

Moderated by Rick Badie

Millennials, a formidable economic segment that tends to get generalized as being self-absorbed and non-caring, are more attuned to corporate social responsibility than some may realize. Our lead column dissects a recent Aflac survey which shows Atlanta millennialS prefer to spend their money with companies and brands with definitive charitable strategies. The companion column outlines ways individuals can plan and budget for philanthropy.

Social responsibility’s good for business


Will religious liberty law ding our economy?

11:38 am Dec. 9, 2015

Moderated by Rick Badie

We offer differing views on whether a Ga. religious liberty law would ding our economy.

Preserve Georgia’s economic reputation

Thomas J. Cunningham

As the General Assembly considers the Religious Freedom Restoration Act next year, legislators should enter this debate with their eyes wide open. Based on the experience in Indiana – which passed a nearly identical bill earlier this year – we can safely predict that Georgia would suffer a

Atlanta and Paris mourn together

8:47 pm Dec. 2, 2015

Moderated by Rick Badie

Last month, Atlanta joined the world with symbolic gestures and vigils to mourn victims of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Today, the Atlanta-based consul general of France expresses gratitude for the love and support our city and the Southeast bestowed upon the French here and in his homeland. The companion piece, written by Georgia Tech officials, explains the importance of strengthened manufacturing ties between the U.S. and

Exports and Morocco

9:37 am Dec. 2, 2015

Moderated by Rick Badie

A business leader speaks to Georgia’s exports and ways to boost same. And a Georgia congressman writes on U.S. ties with Morocco.

Challenge for local companies on exports

By Jen Yun
When people think of exports, they often think of tangible products – perhaps luxury items like cars or agricultural items like peanuts. What they do not often consider are services. Services such as legal, financial, architectural, IT and healthcare