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Government Spending
November 12, 2019
How Radical Social Entrepreneurs Can Revolutionizing Education and Much More! (Guest Michael Strong) Podcast
Michael Strong, head of Radical Social Entrepreneurs, argues that we are not keeping pace with rapid technological growth.
Government Spending
October 31, 2019
A CareerWise Apprenticeship Path to the Jobs of the Future! (Guest: Noel Ginsburg) Podcast
Research Director Edward Hudgins talks with CareerWise CEO Noel Ginsburg about the need for technical education and apprenticeships.
Government Spending
October 9, 2019
The Hostile Robot Takeover (Guest: Ed Hudgins) Podcast
Heartland’s tech specialist and research director Ed Hudgins joins the show to talk about moves aiming to ban robots, artificial intelligence and automation.

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Government Spending
November 12, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
Michael Strong, head of Radical Social Entrepreneurs, argues that we are not keeping pace with rapid technological growth.
October 31, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
Research Director Edward Hudgins talks with CareerWise CEO Noel Ginsburg about the need for technical education and apprenticeships.
October 9, 2019
By Edward Hudgins , Andy Singer
Heartland’s tech specialist and research director Ed Hudgins joins the show to talk about moves aiming to ban robots, artificial intelligence and automation.
August 29, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
Unemployment in the United States is at lower levels than in decades; new administration reforms are opening more opportunities for high-paying careers.
August 8, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Everyone hates red light cameras, but are they unconstitutional? U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is fighting to eliminate the practice on that basis.
August 5, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Nebraska state Sen. Dave Murman, a member of the unicameral legislature, joins the podcast to discuss the issue of state property tax relief.
July 23, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Scott Beyer joins the podcast to talk about his three-year cross-country trip, during which he lived in 30 cities for a month each to write a book about Market Urbanism.
July 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Brian Thomas joins Lennie Jarratt to discuss why the property taxes in New Jersey are so high.
June 26, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, joins the podcast to talk about the one-year anniversary of the end of net neutrality, the restoration of internet freedom, intellectual property, the rollout of 5G, and rural broadband.
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.
October 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
South Dakota State Sen. Stace Nelson (R-Fulton) joins the podcast to talk about the hidden trouble with tobacco taxes, as well as other taxes on fun and legal activities.
October 2, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Open The Books Founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski joins the show to talk about how President Donald Trump can lead the ‘War on Waste" and help defend the American taxpayer from egregious waste, fraud, and abuse.
September 24, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Scott Shepard, the Yankee Institute's Director of Policy and Research, joins the podcast to talk about the State of Connecticut's out-of-control spending, and why policymakers need to rein in reckless use of the state government's credit card.
September 13, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway is joined by Buckeye Institute president Robert Alt, talking about the new legal front in the war for public-sector employees' rights to free association.
September 4, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Are the allegations of anti-conservative search result manipulations levied against Google warranted? Find out in today’s episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast!
August 28, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Daily Podcast, Heartland's Jesse Hathaway talks with Institute for Justice senior legislative counsel Lee McGrath about New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) fight against common-sense occupational-licensing reforms.
August 23, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In November, Colorado voters will be asked to approve Amendment 93, a ballot question creating a progressive income-tax structure to "soak the rich" and raise money for government schools.
August 16, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
California inmates fighting wildfires in the state will be unable to obtain gainful employment as firefighters due to the state's occupational licensing regulations.
August 2, 2018
By Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway
Recently, the US. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a redesign of the individual income tax return form some people say will be able to fit on a single postcard. However, this policy may be misleading.
July 25, 2018
By John A. Tatom, Jesse Hathaway
Research Fellow Jesse Hathaway and John Tatom, president of Thoroughbred Economics, talk about what "tax reform 2.0" should look like when Congress gets to work.
July 18, 2018
By Michael Schaus, Jesse Hathaway
Following the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on Janus v. AFSCME, National Employee Freedom Week begins with the most freedom union employees have ever seen.