Advocate’s Piece Praised in Bloomberg and Reason

Advocate Brad Schlesinger‘s piece on prosecutorial misconduct for Outside the Beltway, How the Drug War Disappeared the Jury Trial, was praised by writers in Bloomberg and Reason.

In Bloomberg, Megan McArdle wrote:

Outside the Beltway has an excellent, excellent piece on the way “overcharging” is used to coerce guilty pleas. I can’t really append enough “excellents” to its description. Everyone needs to read it.

For Reason, Brian Doherty wrote:

Brad Schlesinger at Outside the Beltway with a cogent take on how mandatory minimum sentences give too much power in justice to prosecutors and help kill trial by jury.

Both quote the piece at length.

Read the original piece here.

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Advocate Rachel Published in Communities Digital News

Advocate Rachel Burger was published in Communities Digital News about the higher education bubble.

Student loans have become the new normal. The rising cost of college is less daunting to this emerging cohort of high school students because everyone has loans. With federal government subsidies and wide availability, there is simply no reason for this cohort of kids to turn down the college opportunity. No data suggests otherwise.

Vedder and Denhart are guilty of writing a horribly misleading post on the Wall Street Journal. The higher education bubble is not popping–if anything, it’s booming. And it will continue in that direction for many years to come.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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Editor Casey Published in The Daily Caller

Young Voices Editor Casey Given was published in The Daily Caller about what Boeing’s recent agreement with their machinist union means for the future of the American labor movement.

Washington that 22 other states sought to snatch, the deal has nonetheless been marred by controversy because of the union’s concession to wean its workforce off of a traditional pension plan. New Boeing hires will instead be enrolled in a 401(k)-style retirement savings account that has become the norm in non-unionized workplaces in recent decades, leading many publications like theLos Angeles Times to decry the “decline of union clout” and “death of the middle class.”

Americans should not be fooled by such scaremongering. While it’s true that unions have been losing influence over the past half-century with historically low membership, the new economic order of global capitalism has created more wealth for world markets and more opportunities for historically disenfranchised workers than any other era of history. In this light, Boeing’s deal should thus not be seen as an omen of organized labor’s impending death, but a sign of their necessary evolution.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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Advocate Luca Published in La Cosa Blu

Young Voices Advocate Luca Bertoletti writes about the Euro in the Italian media outlet La Cosa Blu.

Our country has enjoyed all the benefits of the single currency, first a low interest rate on the debt, but not coming to the commitments that had signed, increasing spending, expanding the perimeters of the state, magnifying their own welfare and now. Years later, pay the consequence of a policy universally irresponsible.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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Editor Casey Given Interviewed by WINA’s Schilling Show

Editor Casey Given has been interviewed on The Schilling Show out of Virginia about the proposed federal extension of unemployment insurance.

You can find the entire interview here. Casey’s segment starts 29 minutes in.

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