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In The Tank (ep177) – Green New Deal Insanity, Panera Cares Fail, Stadium Subsidies

February 8, 2019

Heartland's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #177 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, the Reason Foundation, and the Mercatus Center.

Heartland's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, in episode #177 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 Center of the American Experiment, the Reason Foundation, and the Mercatus Center.

In the first segment, Justin fills us in on the latest news about the Green New Deal proposal. The proposal is arguably more radical than the draft resolution released a few months ago. Also released was a FAQ page for the Green New Deal. This FAQ page was full of ridiculous statements and claims. Donald, Justin and Isaac spend a lot of time shifting through all this new material. 

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The trio then talk about the failure of the Panera Cares experiment that allowed people to pay as much (or as little) as they wanted for their meals. Along with supplying a ton of comedic material, it highlights a very important life lesson - even when you try to apply socialism to this small of a scenario, it fails miserably. 

In the last segment, they talk about an article from the Reason Foundation titled "Super Bowl-Bound L.A. Rams Are Building the NFL's Most Expensive Stadium, Without Public Money." The article compares the privately-funded L.A. Rams stadium and the publicly-funded Minnesota Vikings stadium. 

In addition to the Reason article, Donny also brings up a report from the Mercatus Center titled "The Hidden Costs of Stadium Subsidies," to add context to how terrible the idea of government subsidies are in the athletic stadium realm. 

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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 an executive editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy