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In the Tank (EP195) – “Luxury Communism.” News in The Digital Age, Deepfakes

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr and Jim Lakely in episode #195 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. Featured in today's podcast is work from The Heartland Institute, the RAND Corporation, Reason Foundation, and the Brookings Institution. https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/in-the-tank-ep195-luxury-communism-news-in-the-digital-age-deepfakes...

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Even Magic Can’t Make Green Energy Work

This is the Center's most recent radio ad on the futility of "green" energy, i.e. wind and solar. In the current session, efforts to expand Minnesota's renewable energy electricity mandate, first to 50%, then to 100%, were defeated on a bipartisan basis in the state Senate. But the battle will be joined again when the legislature convenes next year. [audio mp3="https://2lffqo2moysixpyb349z0bj6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Green-Energy-Fairy_V2.mp3"][/audio]...

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In The Tank (ep194) – 2020 Dem Presidential Candidates, Medicare 4 All, Climate Change

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr and Jim Lakely in episode #194 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. Featured in today's podcast is work from The Heartland Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, Imprimis, Pacific Research Institute, and Environmental Progress. https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/in-the-tank-ep194-2020-dem-presidential-candidates-medicare-4-all-climate-change?in=user-694711047/sets/in-the-tank-podcast...

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In the Tank Ep 193, ICCC13, Automation, and THE FUTURE

Before getting to the content, Donald talks about the future portrayed in the blockbuster movie Ready Player One. In this depiction of the future, trailers are stacked five or six high. It is yet another example of the pessimistic view of the society in the future. The group contrasts this dreary outlook with the reality that prosperity and the quality of life on the planet is getting better. In the first real segment of the show, Jim talks about The Heartland Institute's upcoming 13th International Conference on Climate Change. In addition to the information about the conference, the group talks about the...

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In The Tank (ep192) – “Debanking” Conservatives, Socialism, Sanders “Berns” Charter Schools

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Jim Lakely in episode #192 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 Gallup, the National Center for Public Policy Research, and the National Review Institute. In the first segment, Donald and Jim talk about HBO's Chernobyl and how it takes jabs at the Soviet Union. However, Jim laments the fact that some younger viewers fail to...

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In the Tank (EP 191) Chernobyl! Loan Shark Prevention, and GoT’s Libertarian Ending?

Hello! In the first segment, Donald gives his initial reactions to HBO's new miniseries, Chernobyl. As Donald describes, the show is presents the events of Chernobyl in an absolutely horrifying manner. The series will surely evoke fear of this important energy source. To counter the inevitable fear that will result from the show, Donald talks about several articles authored by Michael Shellenberger, president of Environmental Progress. Shellenberger's articles reveal the truth about the inherent safety of nuclear power. In the next segment, they talk about the newly proposed Loan Shark Prevention Act that would set a 15% cap on interest in the...

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In The Tank (ep188) – Facebook Censors Haskins, Warren’s College Debt Scam, and Booster Seats

In the first segment, Justin Haskins gives us a play-by-play of his ordeal with Facebook. Facebook banned Justin's ad account for publishing an anti-socialism video on the platform. After months of appeals, Facebook continued to stand by their decision. It was not until Justin published an article describing the situation on FoxNews.com that they reversed their decision and reinstated Justin's account. In the next segment, the trio tackles Senator Elizabeth Warren's college debt relief plan. Using a Heritage Foundation article, titled "Elizabeth Warren's Debt 'Cancellation' Plan Would Make College More Expensive, Not Less," as a leaping off point, they dissect this plan and discuss...

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In The Tank (ep187) – American Experiment’s John Phelan on Modern Monetary Theory, Return Free Filing, Game of Thrones

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #187 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, and the Tax Policy Center. In the first segment, Donald is joined by the Center of the American Experiment's John Phelan to talk about Modern Monetary Theory. Phelan explains why this "theory" holds no water and why it could result in economic disaster. CNBC interview with Stephanie Kelton. In the next segment, Donald, Jim, and Isaac talk about Tax Day and and the concept of "return free filing." A Briefing Book from the Tax...

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