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Heartland Weekly: Climate Conference Speakers Defend Climate Realism

August 12, 2019

Week of August 5, 2019

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Do the Math: Vaping < Harmful Than Smoking
Lindsey Stroud
Townhall
Perhaps a widespread inability to perform basic math partially explains why many believe e-cigs and vaping devices are more harmful than combustible cigarettes.

Conference Speakers Defend Climate Realism
Tim Benson
Environment & Climate News
Keynote speakers at ICCC-13 said the high costs of policies proposed to fight climate change weren't justified by a scientific understanding of the purported risks.

To the Left, Dodgeball a ‘Tool of Oppression’
Robert Holland
Townhall
Perhaps the left’s PC verbal assault is not just against imperialistic dodgeball, aka “bullyball.” Could all games that end with winners and losers be at risk of extinction?

Global Warming and Mitigation Economics
Host: ICCC-13 Audio
Guest: Christopher Monckton
Renowned mathematician Lord Christopher Monckton presents on “Advancing from Theory to Practice” at a panel at Heartland’s latest climate conference.

Bad Side Effects of Medicaid Expansion
Host: AnneMarie Schieber
Guest: Renee Amar
Since expanding Medicaid, Louisiana has had to deal with the problem of people abusing the system and dropping private insurance, raising costs for all.

Fighting Red Light Cameras from Capitol Hill
Host: Joe Barnett
Guest: U.S. Rep. Ron Wright 
The Republican from Texas says traffic enforcement by camera violates constitutional rights to confront one’s accusers and due process rights to one’s day in court.

How Some Unionistas Spent Their Summer
Larry Sand
Freedom Pub
At a time when most U.S. citizens have benefited from the Trump tax cuts, the AFT joined up with leftwing organizations over the summer on what was billed as the “Tax the Rich Bus Tour.”

Justin Haskins: Socialism Is Inherently Evil
Joshua Philipp
The Epoch Times
Socialism is inseparable from tyranny, and even if it were to work economically it would still be evil by nature, according to Justin Haskins with the Stopping Socialism Project at The Heartland Institute.

Is Capitalism Bad For The Environment?
Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
America Out Loud
Find a socialist country and you’re more likely to find environmental degradation. Socialism does not create enough wealth to afford making protection of the environment a high priority.

D.C. Conference Exposes ‘Climate Delusion’
Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
PJ Media
A common theme throughout ICCC-13 was this: The Climate Delusion, relying on bad science and misguided economics, is damaging America and threatening the world.

The Trump Deregulation Dividend: $3,100
Hayley Sledge
Budget & Tax News
The Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the burden on the U.S. economy from unnecessary federal regulations have met with success, the Council of Economic Advisers reports.

AZ to Honor Other State Licenses
Bonner Cohen
Budget & Tax News
The new law covers a wide array of professions, including health care, dentistry, construction, real estate, cosmetology, teaching, accounting, engineering, and embalming.

Price Info Is Best Answer to Calls for Single-Payer
Avik Roy
The Heartland Institute
For generations, the prices hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy. An explosive new study has unlocked those secrets.

Big Government, Shrinking Economy
Douglas Carr
The Hill
A societal question: Are we to have a larger government providing more services from higher taxes, or a smaller government providing fewer services with lower taxes?

WATCH: Socialism Is About Control, Not Charity
Donald Kendal
Stopping Socialism
In this interview with The Epoch Times, Kendal explains that even outside its economic failures, socialist governance of a society that tramples minority rights, diversity.

Author
Jim Lakely is the Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely