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In The Tank (Ep212) – NBA Kowtows to China, California Blackouts

October 11, 2019

Heartland's Donald Kendal, Andy Singer are joined Isaac Orr for Episode 212 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country.

Heartland's Donald Kendal, Andy Singer are joined Isaac Orr for Episode 212 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country.

We talk about how the NBA is backing down to China over a pro-Hong-Kong tweet by the GM of the Houston Rockets. We also talk about the planned blackouts in California over the fears of wildfires. And last, we talk about how “taxing billionaires out of existence” would wreak havoc on the economy.

 

PG&E CALIFORNIA BLACKOUTS

Center of the American Experiment - California to Shut Off Electricity to 2.5 Million People to Avoid Wildfires
https://www.americanexperiment.org/2019/10/california-to-shut-off-electricity-to-2-5-million-people-customer-to-avoid-wildfires/#

Pacific Research Institute - The Problem with Government-Protected Utility Monopolies
https://www.pacificresearch.org/the-problem-with-government-protected-utility-monopolies/

 

NBA KOWTOWS TO CHINA

Reason Foundation - The NBA Cares More About Making Money in Mainland China Than Supporting Freedom in Hong Kong
https://reason.com/2019/10/07/the-nba-cares-more-about-making-money-in-mainland-china-than-supporting-freedom-in-hong-kong/printer/

CNBC - Sports Agents Warn NBA Players to Avoid China Talk as Athletes, Executives Walk 'Fine Line'
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/10/sports-agents-warn-players-to-avoid-china-talk-as-nba-walks-fine-line.html

 

BILLIONAIRES

CNBC - Billionaires Should be Taxed Out of Existence Says Thomas Piketty
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/12/billionaires-should-be-taxed-out-of-existence-says-thomas-piketty.html

Foundation for Economic Education - Why a "Billionaire" Wealth Tax Would Hurt the Working Poor and the Middle Class
https://fee.org/articles/why-a-billionaire-wealth-tax-would-hurt-the-working-poor-and-the-middle-class/

 

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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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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
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Andy Singer is new media specialist and video editor at The Heartland Institute.
asinger@heartland.org @HeartlandInst