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In The Tank (ep159) – 2019 State Business Tax Climate, Socialism is Evil, and Trump or Obama's Economy?

September 28, 2018

Donny Kendal is without John Nothdurft in episode #159 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the Tax Foundation, the Mises Institute, the Pacific Research Institute, and The Heartland Institute.

Donny Kendal is without John Nothdurft in episode #159 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 Tax Foundation, the Mises Institute, the Pacific Research Institute, and The Heartland Institute.

In the first segment, Donny is joined by Jared Walczak, Senior Policy Analyst with the Tax Foundation. Jared joins the show to talk about the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index. This yearly report shows how well states structure their tax systems. Jared explains how the ranking was made and why this report is so important for policymakers, business leaders, and taxpayers.

Next, Donny is joined by Justin Haskins, executive editor with The Heartland Institute. Justin, author of Socialism Is Evil, and Donny talk about an article published recently by the Mises Institute titled "Marx's Terrifying Vision of 'Raw Communism.'" The article shows how Marx didn't deny the use of violence and force would be required to achieve his communist goals, in fact, he embraced that fact.
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Last, Donny and Justin talk about an article published by the Pacific Research Institute titled "Who Gets The Real Credit for the Economy?" In the article, the author rejects the idea that Obama should receive credit for the current economy. President Trump did not continue Obama's policies to achieve this boom, in fact he reversed course on many fronts.
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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins