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Advocate Nick Published in PanAm Post on Internet Taxation

Advocate Nick Zaiac was published in The PanAmerican Post on the Marketplace Fairness Act’s attempt to institute a sales tax on online purchases.

Taxation of the internet is controversial among those who seek a freer way to fund state functions, and with good reason. The normal knee-jerk reaction to any new or proposed tax is outrage: given the spider’s web of confiscatory taxes that already exist, any more come across as unacceptable from the get-go.

You can read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to book Nick or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Yaël Published in PanAm Post on Quebec Secession

Advocate Yaël Ossowski was published in The PanAm Post on Parti Québécois whopping defeat in Quebec’s most recent election and what it means for the region’s secessionist movement.

The idea of independence, of breaking away from one country in order to create a new one, is revolutionary. If today’s secessionist wants that dream to be realized, that they would do well to forget the ruined ideology of the Parti Québécois and start anew.

You can read the full piece here.

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Editor Casey Published in The Daily Caller on Brendan Eich

Editor Casey Given was published in The Daily Caller on the recent controversies surrounding Mozilla’s Brendan Eich, Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson, and Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy.

Public opinion is already quickly shifting towards greater acceptance of LGBT rights independent of these failed boycotts. One recent Reuters poll, for instance, found that a majority of Americans now support gay marriage for the first time in history. Public protests of companies whose leadership hold anti-gay beliefs will thereby only add fuel to a dying fire of homophobia.

Just as we as individuals may break bread with our racist grandfather or homophobic neighbors, so too should we not be afraid to buy products from companies whose leadership holds some politically incorrect views. At the end of the day, one issue does not encapsulate the whole of a person or an organization. If our subjective notion of political purity is the only measure by which we judge whether to associate with other individuals, we will soon find ourselves in a very lonely world.

You can read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to book Casey or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Editor Casey Published in TheBlaze on Medicaid

Editor Casey Given was published in TheBlaze on Medicaid’s coverage gap under the Affordable Care Act.

As Obamacare cheerleaders continue their victory lap after last month’s exchange deadline, many are now turning their attention to states that have not yet expanded Medicaid.

The Orlando Weekly published an article this week tracing the ordeal of Charlene Dill, a Florida woman who died without health insurance because she fell into Obamacare’s so-called “coverage gap” — earning too little to enroll in Medicaid but too much to qualify for exchange subsidies.

The article condemned Florida Republicans for failing to expand Medicaid as offered under Obamacare. However, a closer look at the broken program surprisingly suggests that the Sunshine State — and the 24 others that haven’t expanded the program so far — may have made the more humane decision.

You can read the entire piece here.

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Advocate Luca Published in The Fielder

Young Voices Advocate Luca Bertoletti was published in The Fielder about transparency (in Italian).

Tutto questo ci porta a concludere che queste nomine non convincono — non solo per la trasparenza mancata (in barba agli articoli scritti sul Sole 24 Ore da un nuovo membro del C.d.A. d’ENI) nelle decisioni del governo (e a prescindere dalla qualità di ciascun soggetto nominato), ma soprattutto poiché abbiamo già visto quanti disastri possa fare la politica in economia. Da Finmeccanica, decresciuta da leader degli armamenti a società sull’orlo della bancarotta, al resto di quelle che una volta erano le società di punta dell’economia italiana. Matteo Renzi vuol davvero «rottamare» e cambiare la situazione italiana, oppure no? Qualora lo volesse, non ci resta che una cosa da fare: ridurre l’eccessivo peso dello Stato nell’economia — ossia privatizzare!

Read the entire piece here.

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Editor Cathy Published in C4SS.org

Young Voices Editor Cathy Reisenwitz was published in C4SS about recent legislation which would limit advertisers’ ability to digitally alter images.

Luckily, the legislation itself isn’t likely to make any difference. Govtrack gives it a 1% chance of being enacted. The larger problem at play here is that by seeking to ban every kind of speech feminists find distasteful, they discredit a movement with important and worthy goals. Campaigns like this wrongly associate feminists and others concerned about equal opportunity for girls with efforts to curtail speech rights and grow government. Creating a culture which is less hostile to young ladies’ well-being will require proposals which respect the First Amendment and allow a free and open marketplace of ideas.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Cathy or any of our Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Advocate Maria Published in Townhall.com

Advocate Maria Semykoz was published in Townhall.com about Putin’s actions in Ukraine.

There is no doubt that the immoral actions of world leaders over the decades has helped make the current Ukraine crisis possible. Critics are right in suggesting it is hypocritical of Western politicians to be harsh on Putin for his aggression against Ukraine, while they are silent on the crimes Western armies and secret forces have committed recently. Giving Putin carte-blanche to crash hopes for liberty in Ukraine today, however, will certainly not cure the illness. On the contrary, it will only reinforce the system of international politics where state interests, politicians’ ambitions and megalomania prevail over human life and dignity. We must call out the immorality of his aggression. But we also must not commit any more aggression ourselves.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Maria or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Advocate Andrew Published in the PanAm Post

Young Voices Advocate Andrew Woodbury was published in the PanAmerican Post on US-style surveillance in Canada.

The notion that citizens need to have their actions tracked and communications monitored at all times is inherently a US-American one. Increasingly, though, it has crept into Canadianism. After this latest episode, one can’t help but wonder: when is enough, enough?

Read the rest of the piece here.

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Advocate Pierre-Guy Published at the Daily Caller

Advocate Pierre-Guy Veer was published in The Daily Caller on the shameful hypocrisy of the modern green movement.

As you can see, modern greens get their color from their blatant hypocrisy. They are free to take Big Oil money, they are free to lobby for taxpayer dollars and they are free to lie about their data. Fortunately, interest in their cause is constantly waning in public opinion despite recent resurgence of interest in the media, pointing to a coming triumph of reason in environmental policy.

You can read the whole piece here.

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Advocate Joseph Published at FFF.org

Young Voices Advocate Joseph Diedrich was published in The Future of Freedom Foundation Blog on whether intellectual property defies human nature.

Great works of literature, towering skyscrapers, and preposterously intelligent computers are the result of our innate tendencies to create, share, and innovate. They are not the result of laws grounded in state control of human expression. Would the elimination of intellectual property result in the collapse of Western civilization? Of course not.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Joseph or any of our Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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