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John and Donny continue their weekly exploration of think tanks across the country in episode #53 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 Manhattan Institute, the Ethan Allen Institute, and the Pacific Research Institute.
In November, Oregon voters will head to the polls to decide whether to punish the very people employing over 83 percent of the state’s 1.8 million people with jobs: businessmen and businesswomen in the private sector.
Chris Hughes, owner of Fat Cat Vapor Shop, former president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association or SFATA, joins the podcast to to talk about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new deeming rules on vaping products and e-cigarettes.
In the Tom Cruise-starring science-fiction-future-flick “Minority Report”: “A special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes.” These were called “Pre-Crimes.” Objection, Your Honor: Assuming facts not yet in evidence.
One constant in the education world over the past 25 years has been the periodic release of reports warning that American workers will be unable to compete in the global economy unless education becomes a seamless web of government-managed workforce preparation. Think Common Core State Standards (CCSS), most recently. But in the 1990s, CCSS had a precursor in the Goals 2000/School-to-Work crusade for nationalized education standards, and soon it may have a successor, which could be a rebranded Common Core enforced through the considerable powers given the U.S. secretary of Education in the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor and research fellow Jesse Hathaway is joined by Mercatus Center senior research fellow Daniel Griswold, talking about why “globalization” is not a dirty word, despite what politicians may be telling people this year.
Election years are depressing experiences for friends of freedom. The campaign stump, invariably, brings out even more of the worst in mainstream politicians who make their living by making promises they cannot keep through spending other people’s money. The 2016 presidential election cycle has only magnified this pattern.
On this edition of the Heartland Institute’s education podcast, your host, education research fellow and managing editor of School Reform News, Teresa Mull, spoke to Heartland’s own Lennie Jarratt, project manager for education transformation.
What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for all fossil fuels to be kept in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.”
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Sam Batkins, Director of Regulatory policy at the American Action Forum, joined the podcast to discuss his new paper titled “600 Major Regulations.”
The health care industry has entered a brave new world in which doctors spend up to half the length of each appointment looking past their patients at their computer monitors. Despite these appearances, doctors do prefer to treat the patient in front of them, not stare at the computer screen next to them.
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Democrats’ grand plan for this election year doesn’t seem to include free speech. The group that drafted the Democratic Party platform recently called for the Justice Department to prosecute energy companies that don’t see eye-to-eye with Democrats on climate change.
Every week almost new research is published showing gaps in our knowledge concerning the causes and consequences of climate change, gaps: limits in knowledge, flawed assumptions, new data contradicting old research, that climate models either fail to account for or simply get wrong.
John and Donny continue their weekly exploration of think tanks across the country in episode #52 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Nevada Research Institute, the Cato Institute, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, and The Heartland Institute.