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John and Donny continue their exploration of think tanks in episode #45 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Cato Institute, and WalletHub.
Better Know a Think Tank
In today’s edition of Better Know a Think Tank, Jess Fields, Article V project coordinator in the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, joins the show to talk about his organization as well as updates in the Article V movement. Jess talks about the importance of independence and discusses Texas Gov. Abbott’s proposed constitutional amendments.
Featured Work of the Week
The featured work of the week comes from the Cato Institute. The report, titled “Options for Federal Privatization and Reform Lessons from Abroad,” gives a comprehensive look at the idea of privatization. The report starts off examining the history of privatization in the UK as well a some context in the US. The second portion of the report proposes 12 benefits supplied by privatization. The final part of the report gives a case-by-case analysis of several potential government-run businesses and assets including the U.S. Postal Service, Amtrak, and several others.
In the World of Think Tankery
In this week’s “think tankery” segment, Donny and John talk about the fourth of July. Included in this segment is a discussion about two separate lists compiled by WalletHub titled “2016’s Most Patriotic States,” and “2016’s Best & Worst Cities for 4th of July Celebrations.” John and Donny run through how these rankings were determined and give their reactions.
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