Good stuff from Heartland’s podcasts this week, including a discussion on Obama’s restructering of the federal student loan program. Click the links below to listen, and subscribe on iTunes so you get the latest podcasts as soon as they are produced. (Search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store.)
ON EDUCATION: Annie Hsiao of the American Action Forum joins the podcast to analyze and discuss President Obama’s executive order restructuring the federal student loan program. She explains why the president’s actions are likely to lead to higher government and student indebtedness, and explores better alternatives. Listen here.
ON HEALTH CARE: Benjamin Domenech discusses the entitlement reform plans of each of the Republican candidates. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: Economics Professor Don Boudreaux of George Mason University addresses what he describes as one of the most enduring fallacies in economics — that when we buy things made in other countries, we help those other countries and hurt our own. In fact, says Boudreaux, dollars we spend overseas end up back in this country. Listen here.
ON FIRE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann talks with Robert Gordon, senior vice president with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, about recent guidance from the Financial Stability Oversight Council on the process they plan to use to designate certain non-banks as “systemically important financial institutions.” Listen here.
ON LEGAL AFFAIRS: Maureen Martin, Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs, discusses the latest in the Fast and Furious congressional investigation and this week’s ObamaCare decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on the Cari and Rob Show. Listen here.