Millennial Issues

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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Dying Patients Should Not Have to Ask the Government for Permission to Try and Save Their Own Lives

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Every patient deserves the right to try new medical treatments that could save their life, especially if they’ve exhausted all available treatments. That is why, in his recent op-ed in The Hill, Generation Opportunity Policy Director David Barnes argues Congress should pass federal right-to-try legislation. The Food and Drug Administration’s…

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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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