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John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #82 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 Buckeye Institute, the James Madison Institute, and the Pacific Research Institute.
Donny and John start off the podcast talking about the ICCC-12 conference the some of the highlights. They also discuss the American Health Care Act which failed to go to a house vote late last week.
Policybot Featured Work of the Week
This week’s Policybot featured work of the week comes from the Buckeye Institute out of Ohio. They recently published their 2017 Ohio Piglet Book, which examines the proposed state budget and outlines the various cuts that could easily be made to reduce government spending. While this report is specific to the state of Ohio, the solutions proposed can be applied to states across the country.
Other Think Tank Works
Next, Donny and John talk about a report produced by the James Madison Institute titled, “Open for Business: The Path to a Better Business Climate through Occupational Licensing Reform.” The policy brief illustrates how out-of-control, destructive, and even silly occupational licensing can be.
The last item discussed in length is an policy brief by the Pacific Research Institute titled, “Rent Control Would Put Housing Out of Reach for More Californians.” This paper gives insight into rent control and the latest developments with these outdated policies in California.
Articles and studies also mentioned in the podcast…
Show Me Institute
Can the Kansas City Streetcar be Built Even if it Wins?
Committee Votes to Spend Smarter
Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Will Encourage Work
Wednesday, April 19 – Arlington Heights, Illinois
Lukewarming – a discussion with climate scientist Patrick Mecheals of the Cato Institute
Thursday, April 27-30 – Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia World Congress Center
NRA Annual Meeting