Jesse Hathaway is a policy advisor for budget and tax issues at The Heartland Institute.
Hathaway is the former managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute.
Before joining Heartland, Hathaway worked for Media Trackers, a conservative non-profit news organization founded by American Majority. His investigative research was featured in local, state, and national publications including The Daily Caller, Drudge Report, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
As a research fellow with Heartland’s Center on Budgets and Taxes, Hathaway worked to promote freedom in statehouses across the country, working with lawmakers and community members to promote free-market solutions to economic and social problems. For example, Hathaway’s work on civil asset forfeiture reform in Nebraska and Wisconsin resulted in the creation of new laws protecting individuals’ property rights in those state.
Hathaway’s op-eds arguing for free markets and free people have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and websites, including the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Caller, Politico, The Hill, USA Today, Washington Examiner, and the Washington Times.
Hathaway served as an expert for the American Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program, educating aspiring and current lawyers about the peer-to-peer economy and how lawmakers should regulate and tax entrepreneurs in the “sharing-economy” industry.