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Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is the director of the Socialism Research Center and editorial director at The Heartland Institute.

Haskins is a widely published writer and political commentator and the editorial director and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. Haskins is the editor-in-chief of, one of the world’s largest and most influential publications devoted to challenging socialism, and Justin serves as the director of the Henry Dearborn Institute for Human Rights, a nonprofit association of scholars and professionals.

Haskins writes frequently for and works as a contributor for The Hill, Newsweek, Washington Examiner, and Townhall. He has appeared on television and radio more than 200 times, on shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox & Friends, and the Glenn Beck Program.

Haskins is the author of the Amazon best-selling book Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx’s Radical Dream (2018), and he served as the first contributor to Glenn Beck’s Arguing with Socialists (2020), a New York Times best-selling book. Haskins is also the co-author, with Beck, of The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First Century Fascism (2022).

Haskins has been published more than 800 times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street JournalNew York PostForbesNewsweek, and National Review, among many others. His writing has also been featured or discussed by The Rush Limbaugh ShowGlenn Beck Radio ProgramThe New York TimesDrudge Report, The Heritage Foundation, the White House, and Newsmax, which named Haskins one of “Top 30 Republicans Under 30” in 2017. In 2016, Haskins was named to MediaDC’s “30 Under 30” list of young and influential leaders on the right.

Haskins is author or co-author of three Heartland Policy Briefs, all of which received significant media attention: “The American Health Care Plan” (2021), “Estimating the Income Tax Hikes Required to Pay for Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan” (2019) and “Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden” (2019).

Haskins has also co-authored several national surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports, one of America’s leading pollsters.

Haskins graduated from the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) in 2010. In 2011, Justin earned his M.A. in government with specializations in international relations and American government from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), and he earned a second M.A., this time in journalism, from Regent in 2015. Haskins was inducted into the Philadelphia Society in 2018.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 26, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo
Felonious killings of police officers in 2021 was the highest it has been in more than 25 years.
January 26, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Jack McPherrin
What are ESG scores, and why are so many advocates of liberty deeply concerned about them?
January 17, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely
Voters said international institutions like the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and International Monetary Fund should have a limited influence in crafting regulations for U.S. businesses.
January 12, 2022
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely
59% of Democrats support government forcing Americans to remain confined in their homes if they refuse the COVID vaccine
January 10, 2022
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely
Donald Trump beats Joe Biden 46% to 40% with 10% preferring another candidate; 2% not sure and 2% wouldn’t vote
December 1, 2021
By Justin Haskins
Republicans' 2017 tax reform law benefited middle- and working-class Americans the most.
May 17, 2021
By Justin Haskins
From April 29 to May 3, Rasmussen Reports and The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank, conducted a nationwide survey of 2,000 likely voters.
April 12, 2021
By Justin Haskins, S. T. Karnick
The purpose of this paper is to provide Americans with a pro-liberty, conservative proposal to fix the U.S. health insurance system, lower health care costs, and create universal or near-universal access to health care services.

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