Category Archives: United States

Advocate Tyler Published in Reason on Helicopter Parents

Advocate Tyler Koteskey was published in Reason on a recent spate of parents being arrested for leaving their children unsupervised.

In July, the story of single mother Debra Harrell’s plight went viral. Harrell was arrested in July for letting her 9-year-old play at a park while she worked to support her family. A shift manager at McDonald’s, Harrell couldn’t afford daycare or summer camp during the break. Instead, she let her daughter use her laptop inside the restaurant for most of the summer.

You can find the piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Tyler or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

Editor Casey Published in Townhall on Public Sector Unions

Editor Casey Given was published in Townhall about the history of public sector unions and their place in the modern world .

On the first Labor Day upon it’s creation as a national holiday in 1887, there was no such thing as a public sector union. The idea of government workers going on strike for personal gain rather than serving the country seemed ridiculous. Even fifty years later, Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt held steadfast in the government’s opposition to public unionization, writing in a now famous letterthat civil servants have the “obligation to serve the whole people, whose interests and welfare require orderliness and continuity in the conduct of Government activities.”

You can read the entire piece here.

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

Advocate Suzanne Published in The Canal on Burger King, Tax Inversion

Advocate Suzanne Schaefer was published in The Canal, the official blog of the PanAmerican Post, on Burger King and tax inversion.

Businesses must be allowed to respond to their incentives in a logical way without government interference. Rather than condemn tax inversion and threaten to prevent these businesses from leaving via legislation or executive order, President Obama should consider what he can do to create an environment more welcoming to business.

You can find the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Suzanne or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

Advocate Cory Published in Antiwar on Bitcoin and the Military Industrial Complex

Advocate Cory Massimino was published on Antiwar.com on how Bitcoin could reduce the military industrial complex.

The past 100 years has seen the advent and spread of the disease with the highest death count of all time: the military industrial complex. The most evil, murderous, relentless force the world has ever seen is the partnership between defense contractors, weapons manufacturers, and R&D developers with the state. This dynamic duo of death relies on a continuous process of mass production, taxation, inflation funded borrowing, bullshit crises overseas, nationalistic idiocy, and mass killings in the name of “democracy” or “anti-terrorism” – the systematization of mass theft and mass death. The problem is one of institutions that are fundamentally flawed with perverse incentives and perverse powers. That means the only solution is to work around the system.

You can find the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Cory or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

Advocate Keith Published in City A.M. on Tax Inversion

Advocate Keith Farrell was published in City A.M. about the Pope’s view on income inequality.

Burger King drew the ire of many Americans this past week by announcing a plan to move their corporate headquarters to Canada from the United States after purchasing the Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons. In doing so, Burger King stands to save at least $8.1m a year in taxes.

You can read the full piece here.

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