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John Nothdurft is back, joining Donny Kendal for episode #76 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 Heritage Foundation, and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
Policybot Featured Work of the Week
This week’s Policybot featured work of the week comes from the Heritage Foundation. John and Donny discuss the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom where the United States fell to 17th place. This massive study ranks over 180 countries based on their “Rule of Law,” “Government Size,” “Regulatory Efficiency,” and “Open Markets.” Donny assures those who are interested will be entertained for hours playing with the various custom graphs and charts.
Other Think Tank Works
The next item is an article produced by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation titled “Bottleneckers: A Chokehold on Good Government.” This article, which talks about a recently produced book by the Institute for Justice, outlines the many ways the government can limit competition and foster monopoly-type systems.
In the last segment, Donny presents John with a proposed piece of legislation coming from the state of New Mexico which seeks to ban public spending on Bigfoot hunts. The origin of this legislation stems from a University professor’s use of taxpayer money to fund a Bigfoot conference and expedition.