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AFP, Open the Books & Heartland 'Unrig the Economy Panel'
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September 20, 2019
The event is a part of AFP’s national “Unrig the Economy” campaign, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort dedicated to creating a stronger economy by leveling the playing field for all. Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) is co-hosting an “Unrig the Economy” dinner event with the Heartland Institute in Arlington Heights on September 19, 2019. The policy discussion will focus on why Congress should not bring back tax extenders or reauthorize the Export-Import Bank – two blatant examples of corporate welfare. PANELISTS: Moderator: Brian Costin, Deputy State Director of AFP - IL Russ Latino, Vice President - Economic Development Portfolio at Americans for Prosperity Adam Andrzejewski - CEO & Founder of OpenTheBooks.com Frank Lasee, President, Heartland Institute “Illinoisans know better than most [how] government can rig the game in favor of special interests. Often, economic success is decided by political favoritism and who you know. Instead of rigging our economy by picking winners and losers lawmakers should work to create equality of opportunity where everyone is treated the same by federal, state or local government,” said Brian Costin, AFP-IL Deputy State Director. “This event centers on how we can start to create an environment, in Illinois and nationally, where people succeed based on the value they create for consumers rather than hiring the best lobbyists to rig the system in their favor.”

0:00
September 20, 2019
The event is a part of AFP’s national “Unrig the Economy” campaign, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort dedicated to creating a stronger economy by leveling the playing field for all. Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) is co-hosting an “Unrig the Economy” dinner event with the Heartland Institute in Arlington Heights on September 19, 2019. The policy discussion will focus on why Congress should not bring back tax extenders or reauthorize the Export-Import Bank – two blatant examples of corporate welfare. PANELISTS: Moderator: Brian Costin, Deputy State Director of AFP - IL Russ Latino, Vice President - Economic Development Portfolio at Americans for Prosperity Adam Andrzejewski - CEO & Founder of OpenTheBooks.com Frank Lasee, President, Heartland Institute “Illinoisans know better than most [how] government can rig the game in favor of special interests. Often, economic success is decided by political favoritism and who you know. Instead of rigging our economy by picking winners and losers lawmakers should work to create equality of opportunity where everyone is treated the same by federal, state or local government,” said Brian Costin, AFP-IL Deputy State Director. “This event centers on how we can start to create an environment, in Illinois and nationally, where people succeed based on the value they create for consumers rather than hiring the best lobbyists to rig the system in their favor.”
 
18:50
July 12, 2019
Anthony Watts, senior fellow for energy and environment at The Heartland Institute, explains the role of economics in protecting the environment. This is the first video of several that will explain chapters of "Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels," the latest volume from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).
 
6:11
September 19, 2018
Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara was a guest on Fox & Friends on Sept. 19, 2018 to explan why President Trump, and not a whining Obama, deserves all the credit. Ferrara got the call to be on the show becasue of his piece in the Wall Street Journal titled "Why the 'Obama Recovery' Took So Long." https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-obama-recovery-took-so-long-1536619545? See more writing by Peter Ferrara and learn more about The Heartland Institute at the link below. https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/peter-ferrara
 
3:32
June 22, 2018
Over America's history, what would be the difference in take-home pay under free-market and progressive economic policies? Robert J. Genetski asked this question, crunched the numbers, and the results will surprise you!
 
2:28
March 23, 2018
Barrack Obama called income inequality the trying issue of our time. Yaron Brook, chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute, completely disagrees. Is income inequality the problem, or is it cronyism and systems the keep the poor from working up the economic ladder?
 
6:07:26
April 13, 2017
Sen. David Leyonhjelm, the only true libertarian in the Australian Parliament – a man many call the Ron Paul of the political scene Down Under – speaks at The Heartland Institute on April 12, 2017. The stop at Heartland was part of his week-long trip to the United States.
 
45:39
June 5, 2016
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the Crypto Currency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books.
 
1:30:04
April 15, 2016
On April 3, 2016, The Heartland Institute’s Author Series featured F.H. Buckley, author and foundation professor at George Mason University School of Law with his eye-opening, recently published book titled, “The Once and Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government.” Buy "The Way Back" on Amazon today: https://www.amazon.com/Way-Back-Restoring-Promise-America/dp/1594038570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467314914&sr=8-1&keywords=the+way+back+buckley
 
7:00:29
April 11, 2016
For eight years whenever you read or heard the word economy in relation to the United States it was preceded by the word sluggish. Well that was what the media wanted you to think and it has held back American industry from expanding for fear that another shoe would drop as a result of the doom and gloom forecasts. But the evidence is strongly to the contrary as the real economic indicators point to a very health recovery that has been slow and steady for all those eight years. Jay Lehr, Science Director of the The Heartland Institute explains in this video what the facts really are to support a very optimistic view of the future of the US economy.
 
7:30:16
April 1, 2016
The Austrian Economics Center’s 2016 Free Market Road Show U.S. will cover six cities: Chicago, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; San Francisco, California; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York; and Miami, Florida. PANELS Please join us on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Heartland Institute for two panel discussions: Panel 1. The Role of the State and the American Dream Much of the world applauds and embraces socialism. Is the United States moving in that direction? Is the American Dream still alive? What is the appropriate role of the state in a responsible society? Panel 2. Freedom and Responsibility In an age of urbanization and growing populations, is the free movement of people a sustainable option? Do personal responsibility and freedom matter? SPEAKERS Federico N. Fernández is a senior fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and founder and president of Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson is a professor of political science at the University of Iceland and a frequent commentator on current affairs in the Icelandic media. He is best known as a controversial spokesman for free-market policies and classic liberalism. Barbara Kolm is president of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and director of the Austrian Economics Center. Kolm is an associate professor of Austrian economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro and a member of the board of Business Consultants of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and a member of the Mont Pélerin Society. She is president of the European Center for Economic Growth. Karl-Peter Schwarz is a well-known journalist currently engaged at one of the most important newspapers in the German-speaking area, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His main area of interest is economic policy in South-East Europe. During his career he also served as a long-term editor in chief of Austria’s best known daily, Die Presse. Besides his sound knowledge of the economic situation in Europe, Schwarz is an expert on Austrian economics.
 
3:35:14
March 24, 2016
Is the American Dream failing? Are the rich getting richer, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water? Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute investigates.
 
2:37:48
January 21, 2016
The third covers how some states have approached fundamental tax reform in their states, tax increases on hotels and “sin” products, and spending reforms. Speaking on this panel are Heartland Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft; Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta); American Legislative Exchange Council Director Jonathan Williams; and John Locke Foundation Vice President Becki Gray.