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John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #135 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 Cato Institute, the Goldwater Institute, and the Heartland Institute.
Policybot Featured Work of the Week
This week’s Policybot featured work comes from the Cato Institute. The recently released report, titled “Candy-Coated Cartel,” gives insight into the government-manipulated sugar industry. The author explains how the government got so involved in the sugar markets and how consumers suffer from the program’s mal-effects.
More Think Tank Works
Next, Donny and John welcome on Jon Riches, Director of National Litigation and General Counsel at the Goldwater Institute. Jon joins the show to talk about Goldwater’s recent work on the Right to Earn a Living Act – a potential solution to the problem of excessive occupational licensing requirements.
After that, Donny and John are joined by Charlie Katebi, State Government Relations Manager at The Heartland Institute. Charlie discusses the implications of President Trump’s recently signed executive order on welfare reform.
Last, John asks Donny and Charlie about their thoughts on a recently proposed bill that would require retailers in Chicago post signs highlighting the negative health impacts of cigarette alternatives.