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Government Spending
August 8, 2019
Budget Bill ‘Kicks the Can Down the Road,’ Where Red Light Cameras Lurk (Guest: U.S. Rep. Ron Wright) Podcast
Everyone hates red light cameras, but are they unconstitutional? U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is fighting to eliminate the practice on that basis.
Government Spending
August 5, 2019
Prospects for Property Tax Cuts in Nebraska (Guest: Sen. Dave Murman) Podcast
Nebraska state Sen. Dave Murman, a member of the unicameral legislature, joins the podcast to discuss the issue of state property tax relief.
Government Spending
July 23, 2019
30 Cities in 30 Months: Looking for ‘Market Urbanism’ (Guest: Scott Beyer) Podcast
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.

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Government Spending
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.