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In The Tank (Ep224) – 2020: Is Life Getting Easier or Harder? Future of EVs

January 3, 2020

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 224 of the In The Tank Podcast.

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 224 of the In The Tank Podcast. Humanity flourished in the 2010s. Extreme poverty was cut in half, the child mortality rate has reduced by a third, and 28% of all wealth was produced. But does that translate to life in America? Considering rising health care costs, college costs, housing prices, and the general rise in cost of living, we explore the question: is life getting harder in America.

 

2020: IS LIFE GETTING HARDER OR EASIER?

 

EASIER

Human Progress – The Counter-Intuitive Truth About the World’s Resources
https://humanprogress.org/article?p=1612

 

Global Warming Policy Forum – We’ve Just Had The Best Decade in Human History
https://www.thegwpf.com/matt-ridley-weve-just-had-the-best-decade-in-human-history-seriously/

 

HARDER

Forbes – America’s Housing Affordability Crisis Only Getting Worse
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendarichardson/2019/01/31/americas-housing-affordability-crisis-only-getting-worse/#3c4ea615104b

 

Heritage Foundation – How Obamacare Raised Premiums
https://galen.org/assets/BG3291.pdf

 

Mercatus Center – Government Policy and Tuition in Higher Education
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/government-spending/government-policy-and-tuition-higher-education

 

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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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Jim Lakely is the Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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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