Archive: Elliot Young
Elliot Young is a Catalyst Policy Fellow and currently serves as a Project Analyst of Global Supply Chain at Smith and Nephew Inc, where he specializes in large dataset analytics, portfolio optimization, and project streamlining. Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, Elliot has held numerous roles in economic policy analysis, including as Research Analyst for the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, and Research Manager at the Institute to Reduce Spending. Elliot earned his Bachelor’s in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Elliot is a collector of vintage watches, and enjoys tinkering with them in his spare time. He also plays the piano, cellars craft beer, and cooks fancy meals for himself, his wife Jocelyn, and their fur-child, Nugget. He is always in search of a better cup of coffee or new favorite craft beer.
Prospects for Paid Family Leave
Competition or Coercion
Instead of coercion, either through increased taxes or mandates that employers provide certain compensation packages, let employers battle it out!
Thank, Don’t Blame, the Tax Reform for a Smaller Refund
Don’t blame the Tax Cut and Jobs Act if you got a smaller refund—celebrate the awesome things not loaning the government more money every month allowed you to do!
Deduct SALT from Your Food Not Your Taxes
The unrestricted SALT deduction subsidized the tax-and-spend policies of a select few states at the expense of states that practice more responsible tax and fiscal policy.
Regulation, Regulation, Regulationception
If lawmakers are truly concerned with out of control drug prices, it isn’t price controls or fines on businesses that will lower them.