Skip Navigation

In The Tank (ep169) – Taxing Millennials, FDA's Deadly Overcaution, the Academic Left

December 14, 2018

Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft bring you episode #169 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Goldwater Institute, and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft bring you episode #169 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 episode features work from the Goldwater Institute, and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Donny and John start of the shop with a few short segments. First Donny starts off with an update on the riots in France. Mirroring the event that led to the French riots, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a $0.30 gas tax increase of his own. Sparking a larger conversation about taxing Millennials, John and Donny also talk about a proposed California tax on text messaging. 
Tax Foundation - State Gasoline Rates in 2017

In the first real segment of the show, Donny and John talk about a report from the Goldwater Institute titled "Studied to Death: FDA Overcaution Brings Deadly Consequences." The report tells of how the FDA approval process for new drugs is broken. In an effort to maximize safety in the process, the encumbering bureaucracy has led to an "invisible graveyard" filled with people who could have been helped.

In the final segment, Donny and John talk about an article from the Foundation for Economic Education titled "Why Most Academics Tilt Left." John and Donny reflect on their experiences in this regard and explain why it is detrimental to conservative students and liberal ones.   

[Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link.]

Article Tags
Taxes
Author
Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
Author
John Nothdurft joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in May 2008 and left in January of 2019.