Regulations have a way of growing like weeds: unless they are rooted out, they spread. Regulatory compliance has always been a headache for small business owners who do not enjoy the cozy relationships with big government that large corporations often develop. In fact, they are frequently ignored by legislators both in Washington and in the states. John Lieber, chief economist of Thumbtack, recently joined Heartland’s own Steve Stanek for a talk on the business climate in America today. Thumbtack is an online marketplace that brings together service providers and consumers who can negotiate and organize jobs.
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Victor Davis Hanson is a well-known historian, commentator, and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is collaborating with Pajamas Media on a project called Freedom Academy- an online resource that allows the average reader to delve into a brief survey of western civilization and values.
Heartland’s Senior Fellow James M. Taylor, J.D. interviewed Professor Scott Armstrong from Pennsylvania’s Wharton School regarding his work in forecasting. Dr. Armstrong criticizes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s work,[...]
Heartland’s James Taylor and Former Kansas Rep. Charlotte O’Hara discuss the obstacles slowing efforts to repeal costly renewable power mandates. [Subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast free at this link.]
Fox News’ Jim Pinkerton talks about the absurd spectacle of Apple CEO Tim Cook being hauled in front of a Senate committee to explain why he takes pains to follow to the letter America’s punitive corporate tax laws.
Are schools collecting too much personal information about kids? The world has become an intensive data-tracking place, with grocery stores tracking your eating habits and Google tracking your internet history[...]
President Barack Obama has proposed studying the possibility of privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest government-owned utility. Privatization expert Leonard Gilroy of The Reason Foundation tells Heartland‘s Steve Stanek why the president[...]
Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute and Dr. Herbert Walberg, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Heartland Institute discuss their book Education and Capitalism: How Overcoming Our[...]
Host Steve Stanek interviews Dr. Keith Kantor, CEO of Service Foods, about whether or not the IRS should continue its major role in administrating Obamacare. Revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative, libertarian, and constitutionalist[...]
Businesses and industries looking for government handouts have produced studies that predict big paybacks. Roy Cordato of the John Locke Foundation says there’s a great reason to take these studies with a shaker or two of salt.
Heartland‘s Joy Pullman speaks with Greg Forster, Senior Fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Opponents frequently claim that school choice does not benefit participants, it hurts public schools, costs[...]
Heartland‘s Benjamin Domenech speaks with Curtis Dubay, Senior Tax Analyst at The Heritage Foundation, about Internet Taxes. The proposed Marketplace Fairness Act would force Internet retailers to collect sales tax for the state and local[...]
Energy Expert John Droz reports on North Carolina legislation that would roll back the state’s renewable power mandates. Listen to Heartland’s James M. Taylor interview John Droz, a North Carolina-based[...]
In today’s installment of the Heartland Daily Podcast (in the player above), host Jim Lakely interviews Senior Fellow for Environment Policy James M. Taylor about how many states are rethinking[...]