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In The Tank (ep190) – Red Scare? Social Media Censorship and Renewable Subsidies

May 10, 2019

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #189 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Center of the American Experiment, FEE, The Heartland Institute, and IER

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode #190 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 Foundation for Economic Education, The Heartland Institute, and the Institute for Energy Research.

In the first segment, Donald and Justin respond to a Washington Post article titled "A Green New Deal Ignites an Old Red Scare." The author simultaneously argues that their is no surge in support for socialism and that there is a surge in support for socialism. Yep, we are confused too.

In the next segment, Justin explains what should be done to ensure that conservatives and liberals are being treated the same by social media platforms. When Facebook or Twitter start to pick and choose which messages are allowed, you stop being a platform and start being a publisher - a designation that enjoys far fewer protections from the government. 

In the last part of the episode, the trio talk about wind and solar subsidies. Using an Institute for Energy Research report, titled "Wind and Solar Tax Credits," as a leaping off point, the three talk about the messaging of anti-subsidy arguments and what messages are important to your average citizen. 

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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
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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