Good stuff from Heartland’s podcasts this week, including a discussion on the departure of Don Berwick from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 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: Author and economics professor Bryan Caplan joins the School Reform News Podcast to make The Case Against Education, also the title of his upcoming book. Many educators, particularly college professors, cannot possibly teach students the skills they need for employment, he says, which is a good reason to rethink education subsidies and the push for all students to attend college or even learn the same things. Find Bryan online at EconLog and his personal website. Listen here.
ON HEALTH CARE: Ben Domenech discuss the departure of Don Berwick from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, his controversial views on government controlled healthcare, and how his legacy will be impacted by the fate of Obamacare. Listen here.
ON ENVIRONMENT: James Taylor discusses his Forbes column, Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate on the Cari and Rob Show. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: The corporate income tax causes businesses to raise prices to consumers, lower wages and benefits to workers, and pay lower benefits to shareholders, who include nearly anyone with a retirement account, says Roy Cordato of the John Locke Foundation in North Carolina. He explains why North Carolina, which has the highest corporate tax rate in the Southeast, needs to end the tax. Listen here.
ON FIRE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann talks with Ted Frank, founder of the Center for Class Action Fairness, about his work as an objector to class actions that unfairly benefit plaintiffs’ attorneys and a major victory the center won recently in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Listen here.
ON TECHNOLOGY: Seton Motley, President of Less Government and Editor in Chief of StopNetRegulation.org, discusses network neutrality, the Stop Online Privacy Act, and the Arab Spring’s influence on Internet policy with Bruce Edward Walker, managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News. Listen here.