More Proof That Occupational Licensing Stifles Jobs and Opportunity for Young Americans

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A new study out this month highlights the damaging effects of needing a permission slip from the government to work, otherwise known as occupational licensing. In the study, left-leaning University of Minnesota Professor Morris Kleiner found that state-based occupational licensing laws hinder Americans from accessing better opportunities in other geographic…

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VIDEO: Carrie Sheffield on MSNBC: Here’s How Tax Reform Helps Young People

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In an interview on MSNBC over the weekend, Generation Opportunity Executive Director Carrie Sheffield explained how young people stand to benefit from the current tax reform plan in Congress. “It’s going to put more money into the pockets of workers,” Sheffield said. “Middle class Americans will see an increase in…

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Entrepreneurial Millennials Will Benefit from Tax Reform

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Millennials are experiencing the pain of an underperforming economy, and the tax code isn’t helping. The current tax code favors the wealthy and politically connected, at the expense of small businesses and individuals unable to afford expensive accountants and lawyers. Even though millennials are more entrepreneurial than their predecessors, our complicated…

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Getting Paid to Learn—Why the White House’s Focus on Apprenticeships Is a Good Move

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What if there was an alternative to the traditional four-year college education? One where instead of racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt, you got paid around $15 an hour while you learned. Where 90 percent of participants are offered jobs after completing the program. And where the…

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New Study Shows Millennials Want to Be Their Own Boss, And Government Shouldn’t Stand In Their Way

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According to USA Today, a new study out this week found that Millennials “may be the most entrepreneurial generation ever,” and “have more experience with small business and greater desire to start businesses than previous generations.” The study showed that “people in their 20s and 30s are eager to launch…

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