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Aug 2, 2017

Show 1886 Jared Meyer Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy

ACU enthusiastically introduces a rising star in the Conservative pantheon. Jared Meyer.

Segment 1- Jared Meyer at the High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch

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Jared Meyer is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His research interests include microeconomic theory and the economic effects of government regulations. He is the coauthor with Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young (Encounter Books, May 2015), and the author of Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy (Encounter Books, May 2016). Meyer has testified before the House Republican Policy Committee, House Budget Committee, Joint Economic Committee, House Education and Workforce Committee, and House Judiciary Committee. Streamed live on Oct 22, 2016

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Segment 2-Generational Swindle: How DC is Screwing over Millennials

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People "want to frame this as a generational warfare issue, but I think it really isn't," says Jared Meyer of the Manhattan Institute and co-author of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young. "It's Washington versus America's young—not boomers and the Silent Generation." 

In Disinherited, Meyer and his co-author Diana Furchtgott-Roth point blame at a wide range of government policies that threaten to leave millennials worse off than Gen Xers and previous generations. When the education system isn't failing kids in K-12, it's charging them exorbitant amounts for college degrees that confer less and less advantage. Fiscal policy, debt, and labor laws are squeezing out opportunities for go-getters and entrepreneurs. And then there's unsustainable old-age entitlements, such as Social Security and Medicare, that take money from the relatively young and poor Americans and give it to older, wealthier people.

"Politicians sold a false bill," Meyer tells Reason's Nick Gillespie. "They said: 'All these programs that you are paying for now, you're going to get the money you paid in later.' But they've made promises where they give benefits now and push the cost off to the future, which means current retirees are getting far more back then what they paid in." Published on Sep 23, 2015

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Segment 3- Prager U Interview with Jared Meyer! (6/15/17)

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Jared Meyer of @The Foundation for Government Accountability joins us to discuss why everyone who uses modern technology (iPhone, Netflix, Airbnb, etc.) loves capitalism, even if they don’t know it. Hear that, Bernie-bros?!

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Streamed live on Jun 15, 2017