E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular. What impact do the new “vaping wars” have on science, public policy, business, and jobs?
Join Brian Fotjik for a discussion on vaping and how the government is playing a huge role in it. Shouldn’t it be your choice? If e-cigarettes are not harmful, why can’t they be used in public?
Fojtik has served in both policy and political positions in various states including working for a U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state senator, and state representative. He worked as director of government relations with a major consumer products company from 1996 to 2009 and currently serves as president of Brownstone Communications in greater Chicago. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.
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.”
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Narrated by Isaac Orr, research fellow for energy and environmental policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr explains the facts about hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.”
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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.
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.
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?
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.
On March 1, 2016, The Heartland Institute announced that the event space in its new Arlington Heights, Illinois headquarters would be named the “Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center.” The facility features state-of-the-art digital technology, including the ability to live-stream socially shareable and interactive events on [[ ]]Heartland’s YouTube]]] page. In addition to hosting its own events on a weekly schedule, Heartland is making the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center available free of charge to conservative, libertarian, and other liberty-centric groups for organizing and training activists, speeches and panel discussions, public-speaking instruction and practice sessions, movie screenings, and more.
The lecture by Dr. Fred Goldberg presents some basic facts concerning CO2 and its properties, discusses the residence time in the atmosphere of human emissions, and why it has no measurable effect on the climate. The lecture also explains the 30% increase of CO2 during the last century, why it is not human-caused, what is causing the climate changes, and what the climate will be in the future.
“Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that ‘97% of scientists agree’ that climate change is man-made and dangerous,” the authors write. “This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science.”
With these words, the authors begin a detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. The purported proof of such a consensus consists of sloppy research by nonscientists, college students, and a highly partisan Australian blogger. Surveys of climate scientists, even those heavily biased in favor of climate alarmism, find extensive disagreement on the underlying science and doubts about its reliability.
An Article V convention is one of two methods allowed by the Constitution of the United States to propose amendments. A convention is called by Congress when 34 state legislatures submit applications calling for a convention. As the news media reports a growing number of presidential candidates support an Article V convention, many people wonder how the convention process works.
Two special guests will join us to talk about their plans to simulate a constitutional convention. Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Brennan, now with Convention USA, and former Iowa state legislator Neal Schuerer of Campaign Constitution will talk about how their systems work. They will also address falsehoods being spread by opponents of a convention.