This week on Moving Forward, the Young Voices radio show, we hear from contributors Carolyn Bolton, Tyler Cochran, Kelsey Underwood, and Ethan Brown.

Charitable work becomes a lot easier when government gets out of the way. Carolyn Bolton explains how a universal charitable deduction would help people solve problems in their own communities.

It’s getting fashionable to decry thoughts and prayers as indifference whenever a tragic event occurs. Tyler Cochran advises that thoughts and prayers are a better alternative than wrath and ruin.

The welfare state may be well-intended but it’s not solving the problems associated with long-term poverty. Kelsey Underwood says the benefits cliff calculator can help policymakers craft wiser solutions.

Efforts to drill for oil in Alaska’s North slope have been complicated, to put it mildly. Ethan Brown says climate activists may have badly missed the mark on the Willow drilling project.

ABOUT MOVING FORWARD: Young Voices sponsors a weekly radio show for our contributors to discuss pressing policy issues and their latest work. Moving Forward with Young Voices is hosted by Bryan Hyde and broadcasts on Radio St. George 100.3FM (KDXI-LP), a terrestrial radio station in Utah. It is also available to stream as a podcast on over 40 platforms including Podbean, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

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