President Trump traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week and he had a lot of good economic news from the United States to share: record low unemployment, millions of new jobs, a booming energy sector, a new trade deal with China and a replacement for NAFTA. Trump also, remarkably, took on the “prophets of [climate] doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” which have failed to come true for more than 50 years.
Director of Communications Jim Lakely and Research Director Ed Hudgins break down some highlights from Trump’s economic speech, and how he was the only voice of reason at a conference filled with climate alarmists.
Heartland Institute President Frank Lasée was on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" program on January 21, 2020 to debate Chicago Alderman Matt Martin on his resolution declaring a "climate emergency" in the city of Chicago. "Chicago Tonight" is the local PBS affiliate's flagship news program.
Frank pointed out that forcing Chicago to undertake expensive measures to "fight climate change" are not just unnecessary, but an egregious waste of resources for a city running nearly a $1 billion budget deficit. He also debunked the claim that carbon dioxide is a "pollutant" and that changes in the level of Lake Michigan has anything to do with human activity.
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Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 226 of the In The Tank Podcast. The crew starts off talking about the Democratic Presidential debate that was held this week. CNN chooses Warren over Sanders and some of the candidates talk about the national debt! They then talk about a new poll that shows which states are growing in population and which states are seeing their residents flee.
Australian climate data show climate change is being unfairly blamed for the size and intensity of the fires. Read the original piece on this by Heartland's Tiffany Taylor at the link below.
Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 225 of the In The Tank Podcast. One Child Nation, a documentary now available on Amazon, provides a look into the absolutely horrible outcomes resulting from China’s One-Child policy. The crew discusses the documentary and how the policy was enacted in the environment of overpopulation alarmism. What does this history reveal about the current alarmism surrounding climate change? They talk about how viewing policy through the eyes of “the collective” can end with truly disastrous consequences.
Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 224 of the In The Tank Podcast. Humanity flourished in the 2010s. Extreme poverty was cut in half, the child mortality rate has reduced by a third, and 28% of all wealth was produced. But does that translate to life in America? Considering rising health care costs, college costs, housing prices, and the general rise in cost of living, we explore the question: is life getting harder in America.
Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely present episode 223 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s a time for reflection. The trio talk about how social media dominated the past decade and how it has impacted policy, politics, and journalism. Extrapolating from there, they predict how (or if) society will conform to these new norms. They also talk about what policy topics will be at the forefront in 2020 – this includes health care policy and policy regarding climate change.
Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 222 of the In The Tank Podcast. With PBS hosting the latest Democratic Presidential debate, the panel asks, “why does PBS still exist?” Looking back at 2019, they discuss Obamacare, Net Neutrality, and whether or not “2019 was the year that climate change alarmism jumped the shark.” In the last 10 minutes, Donald gives his non-spoiler review of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker.
Greta Thunberg took the world by storm with her doomsday climate predictions. Naomi Seibt, a rising star, advocates for proper scientific discourse over climate change. Who seems like the more reasonable advocate to you?
Today, December 17, 2019, marks the day the Wright Brothers flew the first heavier than air plane. Let's protect their vision and push back against radical socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who threaten the aviation industry.
Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins Jim Lakely present episode 221 of the In The Tank Podcast. The trio talk about Heartland's trip to Madrid for COP25 and how climate alarmism seems to paint itself into a corner. Later, Donald is joined by economist and senior fellow at the Mises Institute, Bob Murphy, to talk about Modern Monetary Theory and the national debt.