Good stuff from Heartland’s podcasts this week, including a discussion on the SCOTUS hearings on Obamacare. 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: A new study employing a more complex comparison concludes that teachers earn one and a half what comparable professionals do, amounting to overcharging taxpayers approximately $120 billion a year. Andrew Biggs, a study coauthor and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins the podcast to discuss his findings and respond to criticism against them from the American Federation of Teachers. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: Higher taxes on upper-income earners in New York are supposed to expire at the end of the year, but government labor unions and many Democrat lawmakers prefer to extend the high taxes. The Manhattan Institute‘s E.J. McMahon says ending the increases would send a good signal to entrepreneurs. Extending them would drive more job-creators out of state. Listen here.
ON FIRE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann talks with Daniel Schwarcz of the University of Minnesota Law School about why insurers should make their policy documents available to consumers online. Listen here.