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Heartland’s Donald Kendal, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #189 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s episode features work from the Property & Environment Research Center, the American Enterprise Institute, the Reason Foundation, and The Heartland Institute.
Heartland’s Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #183 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s episode features work from the Manhattan Institute, the Mises Institute, and the Foundation for Economic Education.
In this election cycle, we hear a lot about the “establishment.” Most people are not really sure who they are, but they are sure that they do not like them. The anger toward the establishment is not party specific and has propelled two unlikely candidates: Donald Trump on the Republican side and Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democrats.
It’s generally taken as a given that the American left is in favor of individual freedoms, but when it comes to the First Amendment that seems hardly any longer to be the case. A few examples should suffice. Let’s start with one: what can only be described as the Left’s irrational obsession with attempting to overturn the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which by now has become a virtual plank in the official Democratic Presidential Platform.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has often talked about his desire for the United States to emulate the socialist welfare states of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden by providing free college and health care and expanding Social Security. Sanders also wants to ban oil, natural gas, and coal production on lands owned by the federal government, and he has called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, which has dramatically increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States.