We’ve got some good stuff for you this week, as always — in all six of our primary topic areas. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes for the latest in free-market policy. (Search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store.)
ON BUDGET: On October 1 the so-called “Durbin Amendment” to the Dodd-Frank financial law of 2010 takes effect. John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute was among many experts who predicted higher banking fees and fewer free services as a result. Those predictions appear to be coming true, and he joins us to explain how the amendment harms banking customers and suggests steps to minimize the impact. Listen here.
ON EDUCATION: As school choice increases, many parents find themselves overwhelmed at the amount of jargon and programs available. Author and journalist Peg Tyre joins the SRN podcast to explain how her new book, The Good School, helps fill this gap and further empowers parents with the information necessary to choose wisely. She also discusses the great opportunity and danger embedded in the Parent Trigger. Listen here.
ON FIRE: Matthew Glans, Midwest Director for the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at The Heartland Institute, speaks with Dr. Brad Rodu, Endowed Chair in Tobacco Harm Reduction Research at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center about electronic cigarettes or “e-cigs” and there role in tobacco harm reduction. Listen here.
ON TECH: John Stephenson, director of the Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council, speaks with InfoTech & Telecom News Managing Editor Bruce Edward Walker on Stephenson’s essay, “States Target Internet and Telecom for Exorbitant Taxes.” Listen here.