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Jared Meyer

Age

24

Location

St. John’s University, New York, BS in finance

Occupation

Fellow, Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute

Twitter

@JaredMeyer10

BIO

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. Meyer also publishes and presents on the need for a moral foundation for free markets. He is the coauthor of the book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young (Encounter Books, May 2015). He is a regular contributor to Economics21, The Federalist, Forbes, Townhall, RealClearEnergy.org, and City Journal. Meyer’s research has been featured in a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, and RealClearPolitics. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the BBC World Service, Fox News, and NPR. Prior to joining the Manhattan Institute, Meyer was a research assistant for the political philosopher Douglas Rasmussen.

Why is it important that at this particular point in time, right-of-center youth become involved publicly, whether in politics, media, their communities, or in other capacities?

A wide array of government policies combine to create an environment that systematically favors older, entrenched interests at the expense of young Americans. This includes everything from unfunded government spending, to a failed primary and secondary education system, to labor market regulations that keep young people from gaining valuable career experience. Unfortunately, even if Millennials ignore the political process, the political process does not ignore them.

What must elected officials and others in positions of leadership do to make a right-of-center message resonate with the Millennial generation?

Those promoting free-market solutions to America’s economic problems must stress that they are fighting for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Only 18% of Millennials see the motivation for government regulation as protecting the public. They realize that, instead of protecting our safety, regulations tend to protect established businesses by keeping out new competition. Millennials do not want government to stand between them and their Ubers.

Where would you like to see the conservative movement in 10 years — and how can it get there?

The conservative movement needs to become the party of truly limited government — both on economic and social issues. Past elected leaders talked about shrinking Washington’s reach, but regulations only continued to increase year after year, regardless of which political party was in power. Instead of adding to the complex web of regulations and taxes, conservatives need to direct their primary focus to freeing the country from Washington’s grasp. Only then will the American economy and labor market break free of their disappointing trends.

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