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John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #117 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 ALEC, the Institute for Policy Innovation, Reason, and the Lexington Institute.
John and Donny start off with a discussion about movie studios changing their movies (E.T., Star Wars, Blade Runner). Donny asks whether there is a free-market solution to prevent studios from doing this in the future.
After, John and Director of Communications Jim Lakely speak with Jonathan Williams, vice president of the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council. He gives them the latest news when it comes to tax reform.
Next, Donny and John take on Net Neutrality. When too many people subscribe to the belief that the internet will come to an end without “Net Neutrality,” the Institute for Policy Innovation released a press release titled “Taking Net Neutrality A Little Too Seriously.” The release explains how the internet before “Net Neutrality” was thriving.
They also talk about a humorous article from Reason’s Hit and Run blog titled “Pro-Net Neutrality Graphic Makes Argument Against Net Neutrality.”
Donny and John then talk about two article authored by Constance Douris from the Lexington Institute; a Forbes article, titled “The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own;” and a Real Clear Energy article titled “Tesla Joins a Growing Trend: Electric Buses and Trucks.” The articles make the case for electric cars over their gasoline-powered counterparts.
Lastly, Donny asks John about the proposed “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.”