Young Voices is Changing How We Do Applications

Throughout our four-year history, Young Voices has accepted applicants to our Advocate Program on a rolling basis. While this has provided us with a steady pipeline of new talent, we want to make sure that each one of our writers is given the special attention needed to succeed as a rockstar communicator for liberty.

That’s why, moving forward, Young Voices will only be accepting new Advocates on a biannual basis. So, if you know a writer under 30 looking to jumpstart his or her career in liberty, please pass along this unique opportunity.

Applications for Young Voices’ fall 2017 Advocate class are now open for a limited time. Prospective Advocates should apply before September 8 for the chance to join the liberty movement’s premier collection of rising thought leaders.

Podcast # 77: Kris Kobach, Kansas & Illegal Immigration

Samuel Peak was recently published in the Kansas City Star about Kris Kobach and his push against immigration. When it comes to Kobach, he is passionate about the issue, but he almost always conveys that passion using false statistics and often misunderstood studies.  Sam joins the show to talk with Stephen Kent about his piece and explain.

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Before millennials unionize, they should consider labor’s downsides

In Kashana Cauley’s recent New York Times op-ed, “Why Millennials Should Lead the Next Labor Movement,” she raises several points about the benefits that union membership provides and why millennials should fight for a revival in the labor movement. Cauley’s description of higher wages, guaranteed days off, and good health benefits is certainly attractive to many millennials struggling to find their way in today’s difficult economy.

Yet, before millennials rush to start unionizing their workplaces, they should consider some of the consequences and tradeoffs that come with being in a union.

Continue reading in The Washington Examiner 

Trump’s Steel Boondoggle Harms Consumers

President Trump wants to impose tariffs on imported steel. Despite threats by the rest of the G-20 to enter into a transatlantic trade war in response, Trump remains undeterred, yet another reminder that Trump’s proposal represents a shortsighted handout for the domestic steel industry that will only end up harming the American economy. Rather than hiding behind specious national security arguments to justify protectionism, Trump should be up-front about what steel tariffs represent: another unnecessary tax on the American consumer.

The Trump administration’s main rationale for steel tariffs has been that the United States’s steel industry is too weak to provide raw materials for the American military.

Continue reading in TownHall

The Senate healthcare bill is the solution we’ve been waiting for

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., initially unveiled the Senate’s healthcare reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, conservatives inside and outside of Congress criticized the bill for maintaining Obamacare’s regulations that increase the cost of insurance and make coverage unaffordable for millions. However, the newest version of the bill removes many of these regulations and takes greater strides towards making health insurance less expensive.

The original version of the BCRA made few changes to Obamacare’s insurance rules. Under the plan, insurers would still be prohibited from charging healthy individuals lower premiums than sicker and more-expensive subscribers.

Read more in The Washington Examiner

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