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John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #84 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 Tax Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Sutherland Institute.
Policybot Featured Work of the Week
This week’s Policybot featured work of the week is a testimony from Kyle Pomerleau from the Tax Foundation titled “The Tax Code as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship.” In the testimony, Pomerleau explains how startups are uniquely hampered by the tax code as its currently constructed, stunting competition in the free market.
Other Think Tank Works
Next, Donny and John talk about an article from the Competitive Enterprise Institute titled “Want Better Airline Service? Deregulate to Enhance Competition.” The author explains how competition in the airlines are harmed by regulations written nearly 100 years ago. They also talk about the regulations that essentially cap the amount of compensation airlines have to offer to before ejecting someone off the plane.
The next item discussed on the podcast is an article from the Sutherland Institute titled “Why big government can’t make big changes.” The article basically outlines why top-down solutions fail to achieve the desired result.
In the last segment, Donny asks for John’s opinion on a proposed bill in Missouri that would make businesses which ban guns on the premises liable for shootings.