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Fyre Festival Restaurant Owner Gets a Hand From Private Initiative

– January 24, 2019

Scheduled to take place in April and May 2017, the Fyre Festival became a cautionary tale about events hyped by social media influencers. But as it turned out, it also became a great example of how civil society can use technology for good.

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No, Government Has No Business Regulating Loot Boxes

– January 20, 2019

When governments try to take responsibility away from consumers, they do more harm than good by teaching them they are vulnerable victims who should rely on regulators to tell them what’s safe and what’s not.

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Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt

– January 13, 2019

While many of the news outlets reporting on these findings urge young people to get a plan in place so they can pay off their debt, the reality is that government’s push to give everyone a college education is what has greatly contributed to young people’s debt load. And what’s worse, degrees are not actually helping many young people get a job.

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What Clemency for Cyntoia Brown Means for Other Victims Of Child Abuse

– January 9, 2019

The fact that Brown was convicted before juvenile sentencing guidelines in Tennessee changed made her case even more heartbreaking. After all, Brown wouldn’t have been tried the same way under the current system.  

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You Can Now Rent Your Wardrobe — Another Miracle of the Sharing Economy

– December 12, 2018

The sharing economy has made sharing our private property and time more than acceptable; it’s made it a glamorous occupation. As millennials transform side hustles into how they make a living, yet another aspect of our personal lives is becoming fair game: our closets.

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Is There a Link Between Tech Addiction Among Teens and Public Policy?

– December 11, 2018

Video games, it seems, have become teens’ drug of choice, consuming hours of their lives. The result is what one would expect: bad grades, concerned parents, and broken family relationships. In the end, many are having to go to rehab to regain control of their lives.

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The Myth of Spiraling Inequality

– December 11, 2018

Conventional wisdom says that inequality in the United States is spiraling out of control. But what do the data actually say?

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Free Enterprise Pushed Teen Pregnancy Rate to Record Low

– December 10, 2018

More effective than any government program would have been, the introduction of the internet, increased access to birth control, and the increased awareness that came from a popular TV show obviously helped generations of teens to make better decisions about their own lives.​​​​​​​

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Facebook Walks Away From Politics, Bets on Music to Regain Trust

– December 8, 2018

As Forbes explained, trying its hand at music might just be the safest way of getting people to connect on the social platform once again. After all, following the contentious 2016 presidential election season, Americans seem to be more divided ideologically than ever before. But when it comes to music, the dynamic changes dramatically.

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Indiana’s Opioid Epidemic “Progress” Is Fiction, Not Fact

– December 5, 2018

Indiana needs to rely on the actual facts and figures to prove “success” in combating the opioid epidemic instead of reporting “feelings” and half of the overall picture.

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Indiana’s Colleges Are Not Letting Students Flourish

– November 30, 2018

In Indiana, the outlook of freedom of speech on campus is particularly troubling, with only 3 out of 16 universities upholding policies that protect free speech.

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Walmart’s Mental Health Clinic Is Responding to the Market’s Needs

– November 30, 2018

The market provides, even when nobody expects it to. That’s the lesson we’ve learned from Walmart, whose Texas mental health clinic is helping customers in need. 

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