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Government Spending
October 29, 2020
An Economic Assessment of the Fair Tax Podcast
Three famous economists - Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., Stephen Moore, and Erwin J. Antoni, Ph.D - discuss why the Illinois "Fair Tax" would be destructive for the economy.
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.

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Government Spending
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.
February 21, 2019
By Joe Barnett
David Ranson, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, takes a simpler approach to forecasting, explaining the performance of the economy for his clients, and Heartland listeners.
February 12, 2019
By Joe Barnett
President Trump’s economic policies of tax cuts and deregulation raised the rate of economic growth and reduced unemployment.
January 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of, speaks of his efforts to fight government corruption and increase transparency.
January 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Stan Liebowitz
Stan Liebowitz, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, applies economic reasoning to state K-12 education systems.
January 2, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Pamela Villarreal
Why do plastic bag bans damage private businesses? How does overregulation damage the economy? Find out in 2019’s first episode of Budget & Tax News!
December 18, 2018
By Joe Barnett, H. Sterling Burnett
Joe Barnett, the new managing editor of Budget and Tax News, explains why growing the economy should be front and center in statehouses next year.
December 10, 2018
By Heartland Staff
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Dimitris Agrafiotis joins Lindsey Stroud to discuss his history in the vaping community.
October 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
South Dakota State Sen. Stace Nelson (R-Fulton) joins the podcast to talk about the hidden trouble with tobacco taxes, as well as other taxes on fun and legal activities.
October 2, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Open The Books Founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski joins the show to talk about how President Donald Trump can lead the ‘War on Waste" and help defend the American taxpayer from egregious waste, fraud, and abuse.
September 24, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Scott Shepard, the Yankee Institute's Director of Policy and Research, joins the podcast to talk about the State of Connecticut's out-of-control spending, and why policymakers need to rein in reckless use of the state government's credit card.
September 13, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway is joined by Buckeye Institute president Robert Alt, talking about the new legal front in the war for public-sector employees' rights to free association.
September 4, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Are the allegations of anti-conservative search result manipulations levied against Google warranted? Find out in today’s episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast!
August 28, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Daily Podcast, Heartland's Jesse Hathaway talks with Institute for Justice senior legislative counsel Lee McGrath about New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) fight against common-sense occupational-licensing reforms.
August 23, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In November, Colorado voters will be asked to approve Amendment 93, a ballot question creating a progressive income-tax structure to "soak the rich" and raise money for government schools.
August 16, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
California inmates fighting wildfires in the state will be unable to obtain gainful employment as firefighters due to the state's occupational licensing regulations.
August 2, 2018
By Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway
Recently, the US. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a redesign of the individual income tax return form some people say will be able to fit on a single postcard. However, this policy may be misleading.
July 25, 2018
By John A. Tatom, Jesse Hathaway
Research Fellow Jesse Hathaway and John Tatom, president of Thoroughbred Economics, talk about what "tax reform 2.0" should look like when Congress gets to work.
July 18, 2018
By Michael Schaus, Jesse Hathaway
Following the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on Janus v. AFSCME, National Employee Freedom Week begins with the most freedom union employees have ever seen.
July 12, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with the Mercatus Center’s Conor Norris about how the free market can replace government occupational licensing regimes.
July 5, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Ohio State Rep. John Becker (R-Union Township) joins the Heartland Daily Podcast to talk about his ‘AWFUL’ idea to encourage pro-growth policies in the Buckeye State.
June 11, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) joins the show to talk about his new bill under consideration in Congress, H.R. 5861, the “JOBS for Success Act.”
June 7, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
People worry about perceived abuse and political bias at Facebook and other big tech companies, but is this a real concern or a passing panic? R Street’s Tom Struble joins the podcast to cut through the noise.
May 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina joins the Heartland Daily Podcast to talk about how big-government policies are blowing up in the state — literally!
May 21, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
There is a new public-health scare: children and e-cigarettes. Sally Satel examines the truth behind this issue.
May 10, 2018
By Dustin Chambers, Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, the relationship between government regulations and income inequality is exposed.
May 3, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Prevailing wage laws are bleeding taxpayers dry by removing competition between private contractors. Missouri State Rep. Warren Love discusses an effort to help taxpayers get more bang for their bucks.
May 2, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
Regulations impose between $2 and $10 trillion in costs on the economy each year. These regulations offer little benefit, lack transparency, and disregard any semblance of accountability.
April 26, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Dave Trabert joins the show to discuss what went wrong—and right—with Kansas’ tax policy.
April 24, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway is joined by Americans for Prosperity-Ohio Director Micah Derry to discuss a new online hotel-tax bill that would make tourism in the Buckeye State more expensive.
April 17, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In the Live Free or Die State, New Hampshire’s State Rep. Bill Ohm is fighting to reduce occupational licensing abuse and get people back to work.
April 4, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Current laws allow law enforcement to confiscate and transfer ownership of property from the original owner to the government without any criminal conviction. Wisconsin state Senator David Craig explains how S.B. 61 aims to end this process.
March 22, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
President Donald Trump has done a lot to reform the federal rule-making process, but what reforms can help roll back the “deep state” and reduce the costs of big government?
March 13, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
The American Cancer Society has altered their position on e-cigarettes from condoning them to viewing them as a boon for public health.
March 6, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Is it just Democrats that want a larger government or is it both parties? Who benefits from a larger government, the people or the bureaucrats?
February 22, 2018
By Jeff Stier, Jesse Hathaway
In this delicious episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Consumer Choice Center Senior Fellow Jeff Stier joins the show to talk about a new bill in New York regulating Tide Pods. Bon appetit!
February 14, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Through a series of studies from the Mercatus Center, Michael Farren and other scholars show farm subsidies are wasteful, unfair and corrupt.
February 12, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
What is the most effective way to fund road construction? How are lobbyists fighting to stay with the status quo despite its inefficiencies? Robert Poole from the Reason Foundation discusses this and more in this episode of Budget & Tax News!
February 5, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
The president of the National Right-To-Work Foundation previews what may be the most important Supreme Court case of 2018: Janus v. AFSCME, a case over whether government employees should be compelled to join labor unions to keep their jobs.
January 30, 2018
By Jim Lakely
It’s a known fact that government is never as efficient as the private sector. The question is, how far can privatization go? Two experts from the Reason Foundation give their thoughts on the topic.