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2019 Legislative Recap

Center of the American Experiment pushed back against far-left policies like the 100% green energy mandate, 70% gas tax hike, and 9% increase in the state budget. Conservative legislators stopped the most radical ideas, but conceded a 6% budget increase. In a surprise victory, a middle-class income tax cut was also passed....

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How to Save BIG $$$ on Prescriptions

I believe this is the first American Experiment post that could lead to immediate and direct savings to your family’s budget.  I only ask that, if you do experience significant savings, you remember where you first heard about this cost saving source and support our important work with a tax-deductible contribution. For nearly 30 years American Experiment has delivered relevant intellectual ammunition and sound public policy ideas for the purpose of building a Culture of Prosperity for Minnesota and the Nation.  Today I’m very excited to tell you about a drug purchasing option that could immediately save you a lot of...

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In The Tank (ep188) – Terrible Earth Day Predictions, Socialism, and Free to Choose Medicine

In the first segment, the trio talk about Earth Day. They talk about an article from the Property & Environment Research Center titled "This Earth Day, Try Conservation Optimism." The author makes the case that we are making great strides in fight of environmental conservation and that we should thank economic growth and freedom. Additionally, on the topic of Earth Day, the three take a look at an article from the American Enterprise Institute titled "18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of First Earth Day in 1970, Expect More This Year." How do people take these alarmists seriously when their track record is...

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In The Tank Ep 182 Doubling Down on Failure, $60 Trillion Medicare for All, Doctor Shortages

Hello! In this edition of the In the Tank podcast, Donny, Isaac, and Justin discuss American Experiment's newly-released report Doubling Down on Failure, How a 50 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate Would Cost $80.2 Billion. The gang also talks about Medicare for All, and Justin gives a fascinating explanation of why there is a doctor shortage in the United States. https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/in-the-tank-ep182-doubling-down-on-renewable-failure-60t-medicare-4-all-doctor-shortages...

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In The Tank (ep180) – $100+ Trillion Green New Deal, Solar Panel Waste, Medicare for All, Min Wage

Hello! In this episode of In the Tank, we talk about Medicare for All, the latest in the Green New Deal saga, solar panel waste, and American Experiment economist John Phelan joins the podcast to discuss the follies of the minimum wage. https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/in-the-tank-ep180-100-trillion-green-new-deal-solar-panel-waste-medicare-for-all-min-wage...

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Reason: New Poll: Medicare for All Is Popular Until You Explain How It Works

Minnesota lawmakers are making noise about enacting their own version of Medicare For All. They may want to read this article from Reason, before they do. "A new poll shows that a clear majority of Americans support Medicare for All—until they are told what it is and how it would work. The survey was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which regularly asks Americans about health policy issues as part of its Health Tracking Poll series. It finds that 56 percent of the country supports a "national health plan, sometimes called Medicare for All" and an even larger percentage—71 percent—supports the idea when told that it...

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In The Tank: Episode 173

Hello all! I'm excited to announce that I have been asked to be a co-host of the In the Tank Podcast, which examines the work of Think Tanks throughout the country. The podcast is produced by The Heartland Institute, where I used to work. This week Donny, Justin, and I examine the Green New Deal in further detail, talk about Education Savings Accounts, explain why a recent court ruling could unravel Obamacare, and debate whether Oregon's proposal to limit the allowable blood alcohol limit to .05 will have its intended effect. Thanks to the Manhattan Institute, the Beacon Center of Tennessee,...

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Doctor/State Lawmaker’s Rx for Health Care Riles Up Left

The Star Tribune's opinion page column usually keeps a low profile during the holiday break. But a December 28 column containing a checklist of ideas for reforming Minnesota's health care delivery system by state Sen. Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) provoked dozens of unseasonably feisty  comments by progressives. A couple of examples: Probably guys like this should not be part of working on the remaking of health care in America; exclude the drug guys and the  hospital guys and device guys and the lawyer guys and the lobbyist guys and the professional political guys that have to squeeze any solution through the screen of...

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