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312. COVID Authoritarianism, Europe’s Energy Crisis

September 17, 2021

This week, the ITT crew talks about General Milley’s secret calls to China, the Vaccine Mandates in the U.S., COVID Authoritarianism in Australia, and Europe’s self-inflicted energy crisis. Its been a busy week.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode #312 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week, the ITT crew talks about General Milley’s secret calls to China, the Vaccine Mandates in the U.S., COVID Authoritarianism in Australia, and Europe’s self-inflicted energy crisis. Its been a busy week. 

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Washington Post – Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new book says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/14/peril-woodward-costa-trump-milley-china/

 

COVID AUTHORITARIANISM 

The Federalist – In Fascist Move, Biden Administration To Force Vaccine Mandates On Private Companies
https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/09/in-fascist-move-biden-administration-to-force-vaccine-mandates-on-private-companies/

(video) – Teachers march against Vaccine Mandate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g521LRLFJZo

Reason – Can Biden’s Vaccination Rule for Private Employers Survive Judicial Scrutiny?
https://reason.com/2021/09/15/can-bidens-vaccination-rule-for-private-employers-survive-judicial-scrutiny/

The Federalist – Pursuing ‘COVID Zero’ Has Turned Australia Into An Authoritarian State
https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/09/pursuing-covid-zero-has-turned-australia-into-an-authoritarian-state/

BBC – Covid: The lives upended by Australia’s sealed border
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-58540905

NYT – Covid Zero Is No Longer Working for Australia
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/opinion/australia-covid-delta.html

 

CLIMATE ALARMISM CONSEQUENCES 

WSJ – Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing
https://www.wsj.com/articles/energy-prices-in-europe-hit-records-after-wind-stops-blowing-11631528258

WSJ – Europe’s Climate Lesson for America
https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/europe-climate-lesson-for-america-energy-prices-fuel-wind-11631655375

Fortune – Europe’s Ambitious Net-Zero Pledges Hit Home – with Eye-Watering Energy Bills
https://fortune.com/2021/09/10/europe-net-zero-energy-bills-nord-stream-2-russia/#:~:text=Europe's%20ambitious%20net%2Dzero%20pledges,with%20eye%2Dwatering%20energy%20bills&text=Subscribe%20to%20Fortune%20Daily%20to,been%20years%20in%20the%20making.

 

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He is also the director of Heartland's Stopping Socialism project.
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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Nathan Myers is a development coordinator at The Heartland Institute
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