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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.
Government Spending
May 15, 2019
State Issues and Heartland’s Government Relations Team (Guest: George Jamerson) Podcast
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.
Government Spending
May 8, 2019
Economic Heroes, Democratic Capitalism, and FreedomFest (Guest: Mark Skousen) Podcast
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.

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Government Spending
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
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