President Obama’s speech yesterday on inequality is being lauded as one of the best of his life, by people who paid attention to it. It’s a sad speech to read, in some sense, since it contains within it the promise of a presidency that we never saw come to fruition – the sort of policy effort that might have been launched to bipartisan success in the first year of his presidency, instead of his effort on Obamacare.
Why the concern over President Obama’s Executive Orders? It is human nature that desensitization will creep in as related to frequency, making felt outrage over each successive mandate seem less intense or serious. The result: executive orders are likely to become more frequent and increasingly more extreme in their content in the absence of any serious push back to reign them in.
After the devastating Typhoon Haiyan made landfall, the Heartland Institute’s Senior Environmental Expert, James Taylor appeared on Blaze TV to discuss policy implications of climate change. Blaze’s contributor, Will Cain,[...]
That is what our system needs. Not third-party payers who know they can always raise premiums to cover these ridiculous costs so never bother to argue, but engaged (and sometimes enraged) consumers who refuse to be treated like patsies.
This essay is based on remarks delivered on June 19, 2013 at Heartland’s annual President’s Council Retreat. The Heartland Institute had a breakthrough year in 2012 and by every measure[...]
Heartland’s James M. Taylor responds to the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee’s 2013 Draft National Climate Assessment, which tackles many important climate-related questions but consistently reaches overly pessimistic conclusions.
Brent Hamachek and Tom Kuchan of Segueway Solutions invited President and CEO of The Heartland Institute, Joe Bast, to speak on their radio show, “Segueway to Success.” They talk about Heartland’s mission, how Heartland[...]
[First posted at Ricochet.] My June 15 post clearly struck a nerve with several of you, both libertarian and non-libertarian. I’d like to engage in a bit of follow-up to clarify[...]