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In The Tank (ep128) – Universal ESA Program, State Carbon Tax, and America's Harvest Box

February 23, 2018

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #128 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, the Mississippi State University's Institute for Market Studies, The Heartland ...

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #128 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 Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, the Mississippi State University's Institute for Market Studies, The Heartland Institute, and the Washington Policy Center.

Before moving on to think tank and policy related topics, Donny and John talk about the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Donny's recent decision to become a firearm owner.

Policybot Featured Work of the Week

This week, the featured work comes from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and Mississippi State University's Institute for Market Studies. The report, titled "Mississippi's Game Changer: The Economic Impact of Universal School Choice in Mississippi," shows how a universal ESA program would have a massive effect statewide in terms of economic growth and reduced criminality. 

Supplemental Research & Commentary - Universal ESA Program Could Produce More Than $1.6 Billion in Social Benefits in Mississippi

More Think Tank Works

Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center wrote a Legislative Memo titled "SB 6203, to impose a carbon tax; exaggerated environmental threats are out of balance with bill's high costs." The memo dissects a proposed statewide carbon tax plan in the state of Washington, highlighting the costs that would be fielded by the average household. 

Then, Donny and John talk about the proposed idea to replace the current food stamp program with a system where food is sent directly to the recipient. John gives his idea on how to potential carry out this proposed program. 

Lastly, they talk about an article that shows off the "swag" that was being distributed at CPAC.

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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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