- Matt Schauer is a Master of Public Administration candidate (2018) interested housing policy and anything dealing with the unbanked.* He has a range of professional experiences, including working in microfinance in rural China, co-founding an import-export company, running for office, and currently interns for LA Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson.** His love for people—with different and unique backgrounds that are passionate about what they do—is surpassed only by his love of great food with bold flavors. If he’s not entranced in a conversation with a dear friend or newly introduced colleague, you can find him watching a movie, traveling to see family or an old friend, or avoiding shopping for clothes. Check out his LinkedIn*** page for more information, or to contact him directly. *unbanked definition: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/06/14/banking-the-unbanked-a-how-to/#40fcaf995727 **Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson's website: http://mhdcd8.com/ ***LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattschauer89/
Articles by Matt Schauer
Last time I talked about the system that would be designed and the various benefits we would enjoy because of a mandatory voter turnout law. Now I cover some of the obstacles to overcome. Requiring me to vote tramples my First Amendment right to free speech. How dare you! This is probably the most common…
Last time I explained how our voting system is broken and proffered a mandatory voting law as a resolution to this problem. Now I demonstrate this policy’s benefits and drawbacks. You know your wacky neighbor or uncle always spouting some loony policy that no one seems to agree with, but somehow manages to be supported…
In Matt’s second piece on mandatory voting, he asks about the cost of low voter turnout.
Our society is made up of a wide range of groups with very different needs and aspirations, and therefore have different requirements of their candidates at election time. Thus, who actually participates has real material consequences in our community. So out of those who do choose to vote, who specifically is turning out?
When you think about your rent increasing and how ridiculous paying $1000+ for 400 square feet of space is when others pay less for an entire mortgage, I bet all you want to do is punch your greedy landlord in the face. In many cases, the parents of other young professionals are frustrated too because like in Failure to Launch, they want their “naked room,” but their kids just won’t move out. With a parent’s age and wisdom, they recognize that landlords are just pawns; it’s the developers that are cheating us.