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Heartland’s Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, in episode #179 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 episode features work from the American Legislative Exchange Council, Institute for Justice, Institute for Energy Research, and The Heritage Foundation.
In the first segment, Donny is joined by Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Jonathan joins the show to talk a bit about ALEC and the 11th edition of Rich States, Poor States.
Donny, Isaac, and Justin then talk about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on civil asset forfeiture. Using an Institute for Justice article, titled “U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That States Cannot Impose Excessive Fines,” as a leaping off point, the trio discuss civil asset forfeiture and why this ruling is a great step.
In the last segment, they crew talks about a new energy related topics. First, the talk about an article from the Institute for Energy Research titled “Electric Vehicles Did Not Fare Well During the Polar Vortex.” Isaac gives his take on the findings in this article and how it relates to a plan floated in Minnesota to mandate 30% of vehicles be electric by 2030.
Also related to energy, the trio dissects a New York Times article with an extremely misleading headline. The article, titled “A Green New Deal is Technologically Possible,” spells out how the Green New Deal is NOT possible. Clickbait or journalistic malpractice? you decide.
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