Podcast #115: Nominees for the Young Voices Award (Nolan Gray, Brittany Hunter, Nick Sibila)

Young Voices had a great time being out in Las Vegas for FreedomFest 2018. We had the honor of presenting an award in our name to a writer under 30 moving the needle for liberty. Stephen Kent sat down with all 3 nominees in the convention center for the podcast conversations about their work.

Nick Sibilla, Institute for Justice: Nick is a writer and legislative analyst for the Institute for Justice, where he frequently covers civil forfeiture, occupational licensing, and other government schemes that violate individual rights. His writings have appeared in many high-profile outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes.com, the New York Post, Barron’s, The Guardian, Slate, Wired, Reason, and numerous newspapers nationwide.

Brittany Hunter, Foundation for Economic Education: Brittany is an associate editor at the Foundation for Economic Education. Brittany often takes a millennial approach to her writing, hoping to show her peers how much they rely on free market marvels, like the sharing economy, in their daily lives. Previous to FEE, Brittany was a spokesperson for Generation Opportunity, where she made frequent speaking appearances about millennials’ attitudes towards capitalism.

Nolan Gray, Market Urbanism: Nolan is the policy director for the Center for Market Urbanism and a grad student pursuing a Master’s in City and Regional Planning at Rutger’s University. Nolan is a rising star in the world of market urbanism. His work has appears frequently in CityLab, a division of The Atlantic, as well as MarketUrbanism.com.

 

We will do a follow-up podcast with the winner!

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.