Category Archives: United States

Podcast #114: Will Americans use renewable energy sources if it is voluntarily?

Supports of clean energy want to see alternatives to oil and coal take the lead in America, but don’t often consider the costs to consumers.

Josh Smith is a research manager with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He joins the podcast today to talk about Renewal Portfolio Standards (RPS) and how these well-intentioned policies for state energy usage can have a lopsided impact on those with the fewest resources.

Follow Josh Smith on Twitter @smithtjosh ‏ & Young Voices @YVadv

Podcast #113: John Kristof, Lemonade and Permit Patty

John Kristof is a Research Fellow at the Sagamore Institute in Indianapolis who writes frequently on economic issues. He joins the Young Voices Podcast today to talk about occupational licensing following an outcry over “Permit Patty”, a woman who called the cops of a young child in San Francisco for selling water bottles on her block.

John has studied matters related to labor, economics and the idea of getting a permission slip to work. His most recent piece in RealClearPolicy looks at the battle for the right to sell lemonade in your own neighborhood and how companies are getting involved to fight arcane laws.

Follow John on Twitter @jmkristof.

Ep #112: Rachel Goldsmith & The Free State Project

Rachel Goldsmith is the Executive Director for the Free State Project, a coordinated effort to generate libertarian migration to New Hampshire. She joins the Young Voices podcast to talk about the organization’s mission, their annual PorcFest event this June, raising kids in the 21st century and free-range parenting.

This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!

Follow the Free State Project on Twitter @FreeStateNH