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Heartland Weekly: AFEC Report: End CAFE Standards

August 20, 2018

Week of August 13, 2018

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Wile E. Coyote and the Fiscal Cliff
John Merrifield and Barry Poulson
American Thinker
Like the old Looney Toons character, the U.S. government continues to trick the people into running off of the fiscal cliff straight into massive, burdensome debt.

AFEC Report: End CAFE Standards
Kevin Mooney
The Daily Signal
“What I care about is your freedom to choose the vehicle of your choice,” said H. Sterling Burnett during a panel discussion at Heartland’s America First Energy Conference.

Medicaid Recipients Should Work
Sarah Lee
Inside Sources
President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers released a study that concluded many people who receive Medicaid benefits can work but choose not to.

Heartland’s History and Future
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Joseph Bast
The Heartland Institute's founding president, Joseph Bast, discusses the organization's 34-year history, its many achievements and what it hopes to acomplish under its new leadership.

Wildfires Show Need for Licensing Reform
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Joseph Bast
The Heartland Institute's founding president, Joseph Bast, discusses the organization's 34-year history, its many achievements and what it hopes to acomplish under its new leadership.

‘Certificate of Need’ Health Care Monopoly
Host: Sarah Lee
Guest: Dr. Gajendra Singh
Do “certificate of need” laws allow hospitals to operate under monopolistic principles, keeping costs of health care services high?

U.S. Oil Output Break Records
Bonner Cohen
Environment & Climate News
U.S. crude oil and natural gas production set new records in March, data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show

Stay Away From Sugar Taxes
Matthew Glans
Orange County Register
California recently passed a bill preventing onerous grocery taxes, including an ineffective and unpopular one on soda. Other states should take heed.

Carbon Colonialism, Part One
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
Heartland.org
USAID still pushes climate alarmism over energy, jobs, health and prosperity for poor countries – even now in the Trump administration.

Chicago Alderman Proposes UBI
Samantha Fillmore
Budget & Tax News
A Chicago alderman is calling for the city government to study the idea of a government-administered universal basic income (UBI) pilot program.

Health Care Top Concern in 2018
Jeff Reynolds
Health Care News
Health Care is among the top issues that voters will consider when casting votes in the upcoming midterm elections, according to a poll from NBC News.

The Meaning of Liberalism
Richard Ebeling
AEIR
After the collapse of communism, there was confidence that democracy had won and the market economy had shown its superiority. But what is liberalism, and has it failed?

Author
Billy Aouste is the new media specialist for The Heartland Institute.
baouste@heartland.org @HeartlandInst

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