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In The Tank (ep124) – Report Card on Education, Dental Therapy, Population Control Rant

January 26, 2018

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #124 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the James Madison Institute, and Reason.

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #124 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 American Legislative Exchange Council, the James Madison Institute, and Reason.

Before getting into the show, Donny rants about population control advocated in this article - "It shouldn't be taboo to criticize parents for having too many kids." 

Policybot Featured Work of the Week

This week's featured work is a report from the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC recently released a report titled "Report Card on American Education." This report grades each state (and Washington D.C.) on the state of their education system. Donny and John talk about the report and list out the top and bottom 5 states.

Other Think Tank Works

Donny and John are joined by Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy at the James Madison Institute. Sal joins the show to talk about a new report on dental therapy. He also gives insight into other issues facing the sunshine state. 

Last, Donny and John talk about a new video produced by the Reason Foundation titled "Government-Approved Workouts? The Fight Against Fitness Licensing." The video, while focusing on the regulation of fitness trainers, illustrates the infecting ability of government intervention. 

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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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