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Senior Fellows Staff Government Spending
Wendell Cox, Principal of Wendell Cox Consultancy
Senior Fellow, Entitlement and Budget Policy
Research Fellow
Research Fellow and Managing Editor, Budget & Tax News
President, The Heartland Institute
Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Director of Publications
Director of Government Relations
Chief Economist, First Trust Advisors L.P

2016 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
82%
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
45%
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
1.3 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2016
216 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
120 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 13,474 guests
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 20 million times a week