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In The Tank (ep157) – M4A Tax Burden, Hurricane Florence, Debate: Should Gov. Compensate Banned Businesses?

September 14, 2018

Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #157 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the Illinois Policy Institute, the Civitas Institute, and National Taxpayers Union Foundation.

Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #157 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. This week's episode features work from the Illinois Policy Institute, the Civitas Institute, and National Taxpayers Union Foundation.

In the first segment, Donny and John talk about an Issue Brief from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation titled “Medicare for All: Buyer Beware.” The Issue Brief compiles the implications of Medicare for All and the tax burden that it would entail. It is possible that this type of spending program would result in the United States having a higher tax burden than Canada and the United Kingdom.

Next, Donny and John use several articles produced by the North Carolina based Civitas Institute to talk about Hurricane Florence. The articles, listed below, tell you how you should donate money to the affected area and why these organizations would be the best use of your funds.
How to Help Those Impacted by Florence
A Few Things I Learned from a Big Hurricane
Price Controls = Shortages

Last but not least, Donny and John talk about a proposed Chicago ban of horse and carriage companies. This proposal, discussed in an Illinois Policy Institute article, opens up a number of questions. The most prominent of these questions is whether or not government has a responsibility to compensate businesses that are banned by direct government action.

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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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.
@thenoth