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Critics Lose Their Mind as Arkansas Makes It a Bit Easier for Teens To Work

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2023
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Illustration: Lex Villena; ABC 40/29 News (YouTube)

Last week, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill making it a bit easier for teenagers to enjoy gainful employment. Predictably, the usual suspects piled on, accusing state lawmakers of sacrificing children to Mammon. But in the midst of a national labor crunch, Arkansas is hardly alone in contemplating loosened restraints on teenage workers. The move might not only fill jobs, it could also improve young Americans' prospects for future prosperity.

"In Arkansas the days of trapping our people in poverty, welfare and government dependency are over," tweeted Sanders...

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