Happy 2012 and welcome to the Heartland’s podcasts. This week, listen to a discussion on Obamacare’s interim final rules and regulations. 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: The current media and government scrutiny of for-profit higher education’s weaknesses often ignores the potential for these institutions to innovate beyond their current startup stages, says Ben Wildavsky, a senior fellow for the Kauffman Foundation. He has recently released a report of in-depth interviews he held with those leading such firms, outlining their experiences in traditional and for-profit higher education and comparing the two. Listen here.
ON TECHNOLOGY: In this week’s podcast, Randolph J. May, president, The Free State Foundation, discusses his newly published collection of essays, which call for free-market reforms of U.S. communications policy. Listen here.
ON BUDGET: Sam Batkins of American Action Forum has totaled up the costs of federal regulations, using the government’s own estimates. He says the actual costs are probably worse than the government estimates indicate. Listen here.
ON HEALTH CARE: Dr. Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses his in-depth study of government’s own analysis of Obamacare’s interim final rules and regulations. Listen here.
ON FINANCE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann talks with Don Brown, senior fellow with The Heartland Institute, about Florida’s 2012 legislative session and the odds for significant insurance reform. Listen here.
ON FINANCE: C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann talks with conservative journalist J.P. Freire about the White House’s controversial “recess” appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Listen here.