In a free society, communities thrive because of smart personal decisions. At the heart of the declining pregnancy rate are women making better decisions for themselves and for their bodies. Some are abstaining from sex. More are practicing safe sex. And young people are developing a culture where personal responsibility is at the core of the most private of decisions.
Young people are being smarter about their sex lives, benefiting millions of taxpayers and moral crusaders. They should be applauded for the personal decisions that they’ve made—without government coercion of any kind.
Young Voices Advocate Taweh Beysolow was published in TownHall about why today’s college degrees aren’t worth as much as they once were.
In student lending, the education lobby has convinced well-meaning people that higher education automatically translates to middle-class earnings. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t bear this out. Over $1 trillion of oustanding student debt has been accounted for in the third quarter of 2013, in contrast to the declining dilenquincies for mortgage, credit card, and auto debt according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In an effort to extend college to everyone, the federal government has managed to create yet another potential crisis for which citizens, borrowers and taxpayers alike, will be on the hook.