Are Millennials the Answer to Maine’s Declining Labor Force?

Lazy, living at home and selfish—millennials frequently get a bad reputation. The first digital natives, viewed as overly social and with different life priorities, are the future of the U.S. and a flourishing and competitive economy. Across the country, the pending reality of an aging population ...
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A Family Lineage

*The following essay won the 2016 Milton Friedman Essay ContestJoshua Durgin, Matthew GagnonParental choice in education should be the norm, not the exception. The idea that government and society should decide how individual students are educated is backwards from the founding principles of this ...
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*The following essay placed second in the 2016 Milton Friedman Essay ContestLilly F., Matthew Gagnon“Few institutions in our society are in a more unsatisfactory state than schools. Few generate more discontent or can do more to undermine liberty.”  -Milton FriedmanIn 1635, the first public s ...
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*The following essay placed third in the 2016 Milton Friedman Essay ContestAs the quality and value of education in public schools continues to decline across our nation, a growing number of parents are becoming dubiously acquainted with the helpless feeling that comes from being unable to provide m ...
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(PORTLAND) — Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) joined more than 100 organizations across the United States and around the world by holding an event honoring the life and work of Dr. Milton Friedman, a Nobel Laureate who was widely recognized as one of the most influential economists o ...
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In the last few months, The Maine Wire has drawn attention to the dangers of Question 4, a proposal on the ballot this November to raise the minimum wage over the next three years (and beyond). You can read those articles here, here, here and here.Up to now, critics have mostly focused on the propos ...
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Checking the Facts of Minimum Wage Hikes

Maine’s third-largest industry is tourism. At a size of approximately $2.2 billion and more than 85,000 jobs tied to the hotel and restaurant-heavy sector, Maine’s economy would be heavily impacted by an increase to the minimum wage.The case for minimum wage has been made ad nauseum: people are ...
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From the issues that birthed the United States to the proliferation of tax reform think tanks and taxpayer advocacy groups, the unpopularity of taxes is undeniable. Protests and white papers, however, are not the only measure by which distaste for taxes can be measured. Taxpayers, both wealthy and e ...
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MHPC is Now Hiring!

Development Associate: The Maine Heritage Policy Center is seeking an energetic, organized, detail-oriented full-time development associate to assist our director of operations. This position will report directly to the director of operations, and will be responsible for accurate database man ...
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As one of the few remaining independent physicians in the Bangor area, I was particularly interested in The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s recent publication on the wide disparity in the costs of healthcare seen on WLBZ in April.I wanted to offer some perspective on why this is and on how the ave ...
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