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SXSW: Rappers + Politics + Business = Stellar Discussion About the Brutal Truth of Our Broken Criminal Justice System

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The Charles Koch Institute working with Generation Opportunity hosted a panel on the bleak state of our current criminal justice system last weekend at SXSW 2017. This panel brought together some unlikely allies – rapper Snoop Dogg, music producer Weldon Angelos, and Koch Industries’ Mark Holden – to speak to…

Why New Jersey Should Reform Its Disability Benefits

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Life happens—you get in a car accident, your foot is broken at a concert, or you find out you’re having a baby.  There are public programs to help workers who are sick or injured get back on their feet. In New Jersey, one of these government programs needs reform: short-term…

Austin Special Interests Forced Out Ridesharing Companies – Now They’re Paying the Price

| Millennial Issues, Uncategorized | One Comment

More than a year ago, Uber and Lyft warned the city council of Austin that if they passed a package of burdensome fingerprinting requirements for ridesharing companies, Austinites might be left without options. The sponsor of the regulation, Ann Kitchen, issued a sharp rebuke. “To threaten to leave, simply because…

Enough with The Old Way of Doing Business in Florida

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It’s the 21st Century—government officials shouldn’t be making backdoor deals with special interests any more. But a quasi-state agency—Enterprise Florida—does just that. Florida needs to end its old way of doing business and get out of innovation’s way. That can be achieved by passing House Bill 7005.   This legislation will eliminate…