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With all us Heartlanders busy preparing for Heartland’s 32nd anniversary benefit dinner, John and I decided this would be a good opportunity to make a best-of episode of the In The Tank Podcast. We have seen substantial growth in our month-to-month listens, so we thought it would be a good idea to re-explain the format of our podcast. The following are clips from past episodes we feel exemplifies what our podcast brings to the table
Better Know a Think Tank
In today’s Better Know a Think Tank segment, John and Donny welcome to the show Sarah Curry, Policy Director at the Platte Institute – a free market think tank based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Curry comes on In The Tank to talk about her organization as well as the updates on the six part series titled “Removing Barriers in Nebraska.”
In the World of Think Tankery
John and Donny discuss in this episode is the fact that Aetna, a health insurance giant, is pulling out of most of the obamacare state exchanges. An article from Sally C. Pipes, President and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute titled “Aetna and the great Obamacare Unraveling,” explains why Aetna is pulling out of the exchanges and what effect this will have on consumers going forward.
The next item discussed in this episode comes from the Manhattan Institute in the form of a policy study titled “Missing Benefits, Hidden Costs: The Cloudy Numbers in the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan.” This comprehensive report dissects the EPA’s cost-benefit analysis about the Clean Power Plan, exposing the flaws in the “study,” revealing wishful thinking of CPP advocates. The report explains how the costs of the plan will be much larger than stated, and the benefits will be much smaller than suggested.
The last item from the Goldwater Institute explores how technology could increase the efficiency of school choice programs like Educational Savings Accounts. Titled, “The Future of Money and Giving Every Child the Chance at a Successful Future.” this report shows how smartphone apps could hold the key to unlocking a transparent, efficient, and far-reaching school choice system for millions.