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Government Spending
October 21, 2020
Happy Human Achievement Day! Celebrating the Spirit of Invention (Guest: Ed Hudgins) Podcast
Heartland Institute Fellow Edward Hudgins, founder of the Human Achievement Alliance, celebrates Human Achievement Day on October 21, the day Thomas Edison perfected the incandescent light bulb.
Government Spending
July 15, 2020
World Leaders Call for Radical 'Great Reset' of Global Capitalism Podcast
What is this ‘Great Reset’ that elites across the globe are talking about? Our Stopping Socialism team breaks the story down.
Government Spending
June 8, 2020
Business Survival During COVID-19 (Guest: Jon Meadows) Podcast
How can small businesses survive during COVID-19? Jon Meadows joins the show to discuss how he’s managed his photography business.

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Government Spending
October 21, 2020
By Jim Lakely, Edward Hudgins
Heartland Institute Fellow Edward Hudgins, founder of the Human Achievement Alliance, celebrates Human Achievement Day on October 21, the day Thomas Edison perfected the incandescent light bulb.
July 15, 2020
By Justin Haskins, Donny Kendal
What is this ‘Great Reset’ that elites across the globe are talking about? Our Stopping Socialism team breaks the story down.
June 8, 2020
By Christina Herrin
How can small businesses survive during COVID-19? Jon Meadows joins the show to discuss how he’s managed his photography business.
May 27, 2020
By Jim Lakely, Edward Hudgins
Trump and the U.S. Postal Service have often been at odds. How has COVID-19 affected this dynamic?
May 4, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett, Charles N. Steele
Many governors' overreactions to the coronavirus threatens to bankrupt millions of small businesses while doing incalculable damage to the economy, people’s lives and health.
April 7, 2020
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins
Justin and Donald take on a socialist meme meant to prove socialism and communism are not the same. We break down why this meme is trash.
April 2, 2020
The pandemic and corresponding draconian containment efforts have created an economic and financial situation unseen since the Great Depression.
March 2, 2020
By Edward Hudgins
Silicon Valley leans heavily left. Patrick Peterson, a Valley denizen, discusses whether the tech titans will ever support truly free markets.
February 28, 2020
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins, Isaac Orr
Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 232 of the In The Tank Podcast.
February 21, 2020
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely
Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely present episode 231 of the In The Tank Podcast.
February 12, 2020
By Edward Hudgins
Artificial Intelligence is in our future. Peter Voss shares his journey in developing AI further along.
February 5, 2020
By Billy Aouste, Christopher Talgo
Heartland hosts Billy Aouste and Chris Talgo delve into Bernie's proposed spending plans should he become President. Find out just how much he wants to increase the budget today!
February 3, 2020
New Hampshire Representative Josh Yokela talks about his amendment to better enforce online privacy.
January 24, 2020
By Jim Lakely, Edward Hudgins
Trump made explosive headlines in Davos this week. Director of Communications Jim Lakely and Research Director Edward Hudgins delve deep into the great economic news.
January 15, 2020
By Billy Aouste, Christopher Talgo
Heartland pundits Billy Aouste and Chris Talgo go over the bevy of topics from yesterday's CNN/Des Moines Register debate including trade, health care, environment, and constitutional issues, and of course the Sanders/Warren feud.
January 8, 2020
By Billy Aouste, Christopher Talgo
Media specialist Billy Aouste and editor and research fellow Chris Talgo discuss recent laws banning activities until the age of 21. These include both smoking and vaping across the nation, and females stripping in Reno, Nevada.
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
Editor and research fellow Chris Talgo discusses the false narrative that countries such as Sweden and Norway are socialist paradises as told by socialist politicians such as Bernie Sanders on The Washington Times program Bold and Blunt with Cheryl Chumle
December 19, 2019
By Billy Aouste, Christopher Talgo
Media Specialist Billy Aouste discusses Editor Chris Talgo's latest publication, "Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden."
November 12, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
Michael Strong, head of Radical Social Entrepreneurs, argues that we are not keeping pace with rapid technological growth.
October 31, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
Research Director Edward Hudgins talks with CareerWise CEO Noel Ginsburg about the need for technical education and apprenticeships.
October 9, 2019
By Edward Hudgins , Andy Singer
Heartland’s tech specialist and research director Ed Hudgins joins the show to talk about moves aiming to ban robots, artificial intelligence and automation.
August 29, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
Unemployment in the United States is at lower levels than in decades; new administration reforms are opening more opportunities for high-paying careers.
August 8, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Everyone hates red light cameras, but are they unconstitutional? U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is fighting to eliminate the practice on that basis.
August 5, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Nebraska state Sen. Dave Murman, a member of the unicameral legislature, joins the podcast to discuss the issue of state property tax relief.
July 23, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Scott Beyer joins the podcast to talk about his three-year cross-country trip, during which he lived in 30 cities for a month each to write a book about Market Urbanism.
July 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Brian Thomas joins Lennie Jarratt to discuss why the property taxes in New Jersey are so high.
June 26, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, joins the podcast to talk about the one-year anniversary of the end of net neutrality, the restoration of internet freedom, intellectual property, the rollout of 5G, and rural broadband.
June 10, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The president of Ziebarth & Associates joins the podcast to talk about U.S. freight and passenger rail, high-speed rail networks in Europe and Asia, and projects in the U.S.
June 3, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The news media is facing increased scrutiny, rightfully so, during the Trump presidency. How has the news gotten to where it is today?
May 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Former Texas State Sen. Konni Burton joins the podcast to discuss some of the issues she championed in the Senate, such as banning local governments in Texas from using taxpayers’ money to hire firms to lobby their own state legislators.
May 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
George Jamerson, Director of Government Relations at the Heartland Institue joins the podcast to talk about some of the issues facing state legislators today, and the assistance and support Heartland’s government relations team provides.
May 8, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Mark Skousen joins the podcast to discuss his book, "The Making of Modern Economics," which tells the heroic story of free market economics from Adam Smith to modern times.
May 3, 2019
By Joe Barnett, James R. Barth
James Barth and Shen Zhang join the podcast to discuss their paper, “Opportunity Zones for Economic Development and Job Creation: The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ and a Look at Alabama.”
April 24, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Merrill Matthews
Merrill Matthews joins the podcast to discuss his new book, coauthored with Mark E. Litow, on the crisis facing the United States due to the growing cost and unfunded promises of entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
April 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Robert Lawson joins the podcast to discuss his annual report on Economic Freedom of the World and his forthcoming book, Socialism Sucks.
April 9, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Seth Giertz, senior research fellow with the Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education, joins the podcast to talk about home prices and property taxes.
April 3, 2019
By Dean B. Stansel, Joe Barnett
Dean Stansel joins the show to discuss his “U.S. Metropolitan Area Economic Freedom Index.” Where are the freest areas in the United States?
March 28, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, U.S. Army (ret), joins the podcast to talk about Up from Slavery, the autobiography of the founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute.
March 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Jonathan M. Bydlak
Jonathan Bydlak, head of the Coalition to Reduce Spending and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, joins the show to discuss SpendingTracker.org
February 25, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Thomas A. Hemphill
Dr. Thomas A. Hemphill joins the show to discuss the growth of the manufacturing sector over the past two years due to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.