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Podcast #53: Is Free College Going to Help or Hurt Millennials?

Today on the Young Voices podcast, a discussion on college costs and whether or not “free college for all” will benefit young people. Senators Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren put forward the College For All Act, and Young Voices Advocate Julian Adorney penned a piece in the National Review looking at the potential for this idea to backfire.

Julian joined the podcast today and spoke with Young Voices spokesperson, Stephen Kent, about his piece in the National Review and about the trouble with free college.

Follow Young Voices on Twitter @yvadv and Stephen Kent @stephen_kent89

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Let us choose how rare our burgers are

Should we be free to eat what we want? The British government doesn’t seem to think so. It requires that your favourite restaurants must obtain special permission to serve you your favourite burger.

Last month, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) implemented a new set of regulations that dictate how all food businesses must serve minced meat products (such as burgers). Businesses must now obtain specific approval to serve anything different from what the FSA regards as “thoroughly cooked”. This new requirement is applicable in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (different regulations apply to Scotland). If a restaurant is caught violating these new regulations, it will either be served a notice or immediately prosecuted.

According to the agency, the new regulations are meant to prevent infections by bacteria like E. Coli. Bacteria are likely to be found on the outside surfaces of meat and can be spread to an entire burger when minced during preparation. According to a report by a committee called the Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF), cooking at 70℃ for two minutes at the centre of the meat or 75 ℃ for 30 seconds is sufficient to drastically reduce such pathogens.

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Don’t Nanny Me: A London Store Protests Lifestyle Regulations

Risen eyebrows, perplexed faces: some visitors at The Society Club on Cheshire Street in Shoreditch, London looked slightly confused at the sight of the city’s very first Nanny Store on April 20. For one day only, the student group Students for Liberty and the Consumer Choice Center took on themselves to ridicule the creeping interventionist nature of what is often referred to as the Nanny State: the overregulation of people’s habits.

Chocolate bars, cans of soda, crisps: all plain packaged and covered in warning labels such as “Chocolate seriously increases your risk of obesity,” the products sold at the student’s Nanny Store surely come off as patronizing. “I wouldn’t want to live in country where this would be real,” says one customer.

“It was our goal to start the Nanny State Store in London to mock the increasing level of lifestyle regulations being passed by all levels of government. Students For Liberty has done this successfully around the world, and we wanted to bring the fight to the UK,” says Alex Christakou, local coordinator with Students For Liberty

Read more at the Daily Caller

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Podcast #52: Politics ain’t beanbag, but there is a lot of golf

Politics ain’t beanbag. Timeless words and a timeless truth. Today on the Young Voices podcast we’re joined by Jerrod Laber, who wrote a piece in the Washington Examiner on the partisan politics of playing golf. During every administration the public is treated to 4-8 years of the opposition attacking the president for playing golf and not working, and the Trump years are no different.

Jerrod wrote about this in response to Shaun King, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, who has argued that Republicans attacked Obama’s golf habits and not Trump because of racism. Jerrod says it is just politics as usual.

Follow Jerrod on Twitter @JerrodLaber Young Voices @yvadv and Stephen Kent @stephen_kent89

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Podcast #51: Marine Le Pen & the European Faux-Right

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are headed to a May 7th runoff in the race to be the next president of France. Young Voices Advocate Bill Wirtz is a Law student at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France and recently co-write a piece in the Washington Examiner on European populism and why it is appealing to conservatives.

Follow Bill on Twitter @WirtzBill and Stephen Kent @Stephen_kent89