The year is near its end, but Heartland’s podcasts keep chugging along. This week, listen to a discussion about the EPA’s ‘facts’ on lives ‘saved’ through emission restrictions, and other interesting conversations on public policy. 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: Patricia Siroky’s 12-year-old daughter was failing core classes, acting out to her parents and teachers, and calling herself “stupid” while attending her local public schools. Now, half a year into a small private school she can attend thanks to Indiana’s new school vouchers program, the seventh grader is happier, engaged in after-school activities, upping those grades in her hardest subjects, and once more delighting her parents. Listen Here.
ON ENVIRONMENT: Dr. John Dale Dunn explains how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency distorts the facts on lives allegedly saved through emissions restrictions. Listen Here.
ON BUDGET: Mercatus Center scholar Jason Fichtner is a former deputy commissioner of Social Security and a former senior economist with the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress who says we’ve entered “bizarro world” in the discussions over extension of the payroll tax cut. He explains why and discusses the policy implications of what is taking place. None of them are good. Listen Here.
ON FIRE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann talks to Nicole Kurokawa Neily, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum, about why taxes, regulation and economic freedom are women’s issues, as well. Listen Here.
ON BUDGET: Benjamin Domenech, managing editor of Health Care News, lists three New Year’s resolutions that Washington policymakers should try to keep. If they do, we’ll all be more prosperous, healthy and free. Listen Here.