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…

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

By | Millennial Issues, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

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…

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Enough with The Old Way of Doing Business in Florida

By | Corporate Welfare, Millennial Issues | No Comments

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…

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The Snuggie: An Example of America’s Convoluted Trade Structure

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The Snuggie—a warm, fuzzy blanket with sleeves to make lounging even more comfortable—has become a shining example of how convoluted America’s trade structure is.   This might surprise you, but the Snuggie’s unique design makes it a target of the federal government. You see, the government categorized the Snuggie as “pullover apparel,” even going so…

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