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Government Spending
June 10, 2019
Trains, Railroads, and High-Speed Rail (Guest Karl Ziebarth) Podcast
The president of Ziebarth & Associates joins the podcast to talk about U.S. freight and passenger rail, high-speed rail networks in Europe and Asia, and projects in the U.S.
Government Spending
June 3, 2019
The Evolution of the News Media (Guest: Bill Murchison) Podcast
The news media is facing increased scrutiny, rightfully so, during the Trump presidency. How has the news gotten to where it is today?
Government Spending
May 22, 2019
Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying and Alternative Conservative News in Texas (Guest: Konni Burton) Podcast
Former Texas State Sen. Konni Burton joins the podcast to discuss some of the issues she championed in the Senate, such as banning local governments in Texas from using taxpayers’ money to hire firms to lobby their own state legislators.

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Government Spending
June 10, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The president of Ziebarth & Associates joins the podcast to talk about U.S. freight and passenger rail, high-speed rail networks in Europe and Asia, and projects in the U.S.
June 3, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The news media is facing increased scrutiny, rightfully so, during the Trump presidency. How has the news gotten to where it is today?
May 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Former Texas State Sen. Konni Burton joins the podcast to discuss some of the issues she championed in the Senate, such as banning local governments in Texas from using taxpayers’ money to hire firms to lobby their own state legislators.
May 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
George Jamerson, Director of Government Relations at the Heartland Institue joins the podcast to talk about some of the issues facing state legislators today, and the assistance and support Heartland’s government relations team provides.
May 8, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Mark Skousen joins the podcast to discuss his book, "The Making of Modern Economics," which tells the heroic story of free market economics from Adam Smith to modern times.
May 3, 2019
By Joe Barnett, James R. Barth
James Barth and Shen Zhang join the podcast to discuss their paper, “Opportunity Zones for Economic Development and Job Creation: The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ and a Look at Alabama.”
April 24, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Merrill Matthews
Merrill Matthews joins the podcast to discuss his new book, coauthored with Mark E. Litow, on the crisis facing the United States due to the growing cost and unfunded promises of entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
April 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Robert Lawson joins the podcast to discuss his annual report on Economic Freedom of the World and his forthcoming book, Socialism Sucks.
April 9, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Seth Giertz, senior research fellow with the Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education, joins the podcast to talk about home prices and property taxes.
April 3, 2019
By Dean B. Stansel, Joe Barnett
Dean Stansel joins the show to discuss his “U.S. Metropolitan Area Economic Freedom Index.” Where are the freest areas in the United States?
March 28, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, U.S. Army (ret), joins the podcast to talk about Up from Slavery, the autobiography of the founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute.
March 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Jonathan M. Bydlak
Jonathan Bydlak, head of the Coalition to Reduce Spending and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, joins the show to discuss SpendingTracker.org
February 25, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Thomas A. Hemphill
Dr. Thomas A. Hemphill joins the show to discuss the growth of the manufacturing sector over the past two years due to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
February 21, 2019
By Joe Barnett
David Ranson, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, takes a simpler approach to forecasting, explaining the performance of the economy for his clients, and Heartland listeners.
February 12, 2019
By Joe Barnett
President Trump’s economic policies of tax cuts and deregulation raised the rate of economic growth and reduced unemployment.
January 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com, speaks of his efforts to fight government corruption and increase transparency.
January 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Stan Liebowitz
Stan Liebowitz, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, applies economic reasoning to state K-12 education systems.
January 2, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Pamela Villarreal
Why do plastic bag bans damage private businesses? How does overregulation damage the economy? Find out in 2019’s first episode of Budget & Tax News!
December 18, 2018
By Joe Barnett, H. Sterling Burnett
Joe Barnett, the new managing editor of Budget and Tax News, explains why growing the economy should be front and center in statehouses next year.
December 10, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Dimitris Agrafiotis joins Lindsey Stroud to discuss his history in the vaping community.