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In The Tank (ep110) – World Economic Freedom, CPP Repeal, and College Free Speech Survey

October 13, 2017

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #110 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Cato Institute, the Heartland Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #110 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from the Cato Institute, the Heartland Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Policybot Featured Work of the Week

This week's Policybot featured work comes from the Cato Institute. Cato's recently released "2017 Economic Freedom of the World" ranks the countries of the world by economic freedom based on 5 broad areas: Size of Government, Legal System and Property Rights, Sound Money, Freedom to Trade Internationally, and Regulation. Donny and John talk about the bottom countries, the top countries and how economic freedom correlates with indicators of well-being.

Other Think Tank Works

Next, Donny and John talk about big news in the energy and environment field. The Clean Power Plan, a keystone carbon-dioxide emission regulation of the Obama Administration, has been repealed. Donny and John review reactions from the left and the right, and discuss what the repeal means for the country. 

If you're interested in further exploring how the CPP repeal will benefit our energy sector, make sure to check out The Heartland Institute's upcoming America First Energy Conference. The conference will bring together some of the country's most prominent energy policy experts and scientists, as well as titans of the industry. Register for the conference now by going to americafirstenergy.org

Additional article - (NYT) How Will the Clean Power Plan Repeal Change Carbon Emissions for Your State?

Last, Donny and John talk about a new report by FIRE - the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The report, titled "What Students Think about Expression at American Colleges," revealed how college students feel about  "controversial" speakers, and hate speech. 

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute.
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John Nothdurft joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in May 2008 as Heartland's legislative specialist on budget and tax policy. He was named government relations director in November 2010.
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