Welcome to the new and improved Trouble in God’s Country. TIGC was first set up as a simple blog about a dozen years ago. I decided months ago that it was long overdue for a facelift and a technological overhaul. What you’re looking at now is the result. Visually, I hope it’s more appealing and…
Recently I learned the General Assembly had established a joint House-Senate study committee to evaluate the various tax credits the state offers as economic development incentives. As it happens, […]
The PCI Files
For more than a year, TIGC has been focused in no small part on the inexplicable collapse of Georgia’s per capita income (PCI) performance. We’ve documented that disproportionate shares of our population and huge swaths of our geography have fallen into the bottom national ranks for various important economic metrics, including — in addition to PCI — median household income, poverty and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. We’ve come to regard this as a major part of the TIGC story and plan to maintain a sharp focus on it.
… Hayslett has documented the widening gulf between rural and urban Georgia with an unrelenting avalanche of facts and figures.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
TIGC has compiled some startling numbers demonstrating the deep divide between Georgia’s rural and urban counties in almost every area that matters. I recommend this free blog to your attention. Amidst the constant swirl of hype and opinion surrounding us, Charlie’s insights are refreshingly fact-based and candid—good information, regardless of your politics.
Publisher, The Flagpole, Athens, Ga
This is not just another blog… If you want data and evidence of Georgia’s rural-urban disparities, look no further.
Director, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University
Through Trouble in God’s Country, Charlie Hayslett sets out the predicament and disparity of the rural areas of Georgia that we love and cherish but fear losing with documented facts and the truth.
Executive Editor, The Dublin Courier Herald Publishing Company
A collection of vintage TIGC stories that still attract reader interest
Trouble in God’s Country’s preliminary take on Tuesday’s still-being-counted presidential election results: First, Georgia’s overall political map won’t change much if at all. President Trump, the Republican incumbent, and […]