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Here’s what you might have missed this week:
- James M. Taylor, managing editor of Environment & Climate News and senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, discusses his October 17 testimony before the Uranium Working Group in Virginia with Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely. Taylor and Lakely talked about safety concerns, which are largely overblown, and the NIMBY syndrome seen in many areas where any kind of energy development is on the table.
- Steve Stanek, managing editor of FIRE News talks with Hailey Witt, field director for Illinois Public Interest Research Group. They discuss Witt’s new report on tax increment financing plans in Chicago, something Stanek calls “one of the biggest local boondoggles in America.” TIF projects in Chicago are consuming at least 10 percent of the property taxes that are collected, and they are creating just half the promised number of jobs.
- Peter Ferrara, senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy was, a guest on Larry Kudlow’s nationally syndicated radio show on October 20. We re-broadcast that appearance, in which Kudlow asks Ferrara for advice for his new column on the expansion of welfare under President Obama and “election buying.”
- Joy Pullmann, managing editor of School Reform News, talks with Nathan Harden about his new book Sex and God at Yale. Harden explains why every American should be concerned about what the Ivies are teaching and promoting, and should send their kids and tax dollars elsewhere.
- Jim Lakely, co-director of the Center on the Digital Economy at The Heartland Institute, was a guest October 18 on KCUR-FM, the NPR station in Kansas City, Missouri. Lakely was on to talk about the merger between Sprint/Nextel and SoftBank, one of the largest wireless carriers in Japan.
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