What are Know-Nothing amendments? Join Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, to learn the meaning and history of the Know-Nothing amendments and how they keep students trapped in failing schools.
States are seeking ways to create a better business climate to attract jobs and businesses to their states. Some states have been passing right-to-work laws, pushing tax reform, and reforming their public pension systems, while others have increased taxes and regulations. This panel discusses which policies are working and which are not. Speaking on this panel are West Virginia Delegate John Overington (R – Berkeley), Beacon Center of Tennessee Director of Policy Lindsay Boyd, and State Budget Solutions President Bob Williams.
Education outcomes in America continue to lag globally, the debate over Common Core State Standards remains heated, and educational choice options such as education savings accounts and charter schools continue to grow. This panel analyzes roadblocks to transforming education as we know it. Speaking on this panel are Tennessee Representative John J. DeBerry, Jr. (R- Shelby County), Pioneer Institute's Director of the Center for School Reform Jamie Gass, and Reason Foundation Director of Education and Child Welfare Lisa Snell.
This panel discusses how states can expand competition and reduce the cost of health care – even with the Affordable Care Act in place. Solutions discussed include using telemedicine, rolling back certificate of need laws, and embracing direct primary care. The panel also addresses Medicaid expansion. Speaking on this panel are Beacon Center of Tennessee Director of Policy Lindsay Boyd, Clinical Endocrinologist Dr. Richard O. Dolinar, and James Madison Institute Policy Director Sal Nuzzo.
America has become a leader in energy production despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to discourage the use of traditional energy sources such as coal, natural gas, and oil. This panel discusses the rise of hydraulic fracturing, the demise of renewable power mandates, and other pro-environment, pro-energy, and pro-jobs solutions. Speaking on this panel are Maine Representative Beth A. O'Connor (R-Berwick), Independence Institute Vice President and Director of the Energy Policy Center Amy Oliver Cooke, and Spark of Freedom Foundation President James Taylor.
Popular economist Dr. Robert Murphy of the Independent Institute discusses his book "Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action," a creative, comprehensive, and unusually lucid book on economics that instructs and entertains both economists and general readers on Ludwig von Mises seminal work, "Human Action."
Video of Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr at the AM 560 Freedom Summit in suburban Chicago on October 29, 2016. Lehr's thesis: There is not now, nor has there ever been, any scientific evidence proving mankind has affected the climate on a global scale. Our media and “scientific community” tell us otherwise. But here’s the truth: The hypothesis of man-caused global warming is based almost entirely on computer modeling that are, quite simply, a bad scientific joke. However, that has not stopped politicians from pouring hundreds of millions in taxpayer-funded grants to unethical scientists to keep the scam going. The result is continued impoverishment of the poor, a declining standard of living for the middle class, and greater empowerment of the ruling class.
Donald Trump shocked the world. He’s the next president of the United States. Our country – and our politics – may never be the same. Watch AM 560 hosts Dan Proft and Joe Walsh, Illinois Opportunity Project's Kathleen Murphy and Pat Hughes, and the Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely break down the 2016 election.