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Heartland Weekly: The Biggest Lesson from ‘Game of Thrones’

May 28, 2019

Week of May 20, 2019

If you don’t visit Freedom Pub and the Heartlander digital magazine every day, you’re missing out on some of the best news and commentary on liberty and free markets you can find. But worry not, freedom lovers! Heartland Weekly is here for you every Monday with a highlight show. Subscribe to the email today, and read this week’s edition below.

Global Backlash Against Expensive Climate Policies
H. Sterling Burnett
Washington Examiner
Across Europe and beyond, voters are increasingly showing their displeasure with expensive energy policies imposed by politicians.

The Biggest Lesson from ‘Game of Thrones’
Justin Haskins
Fox News
The largest take away from the hit HBO show ‘Game of Thrones’ is that you can’t trust a powerful centralized government.

It's Time to Strike Back at Striking Teachers
Robert Holland
RedState
The time has come for parents to strike back at self-serving teachers unions. Supporting strike vouchers would be a great start.

Bringing Sound Science to the Climate Debate
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Benny Peiser
The director of the UK’s Global Warming Policy Forum says climate researchers are acting like autocrats, suppressing dissent and enforcing majoritarian conformity

Fighting Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying in Texas
Host:
Joe Barnett
Guest: Konni Burton
A former Texas state senator discusses issues she championed in her time in office, such as banning local governments from using taxpayers’ money to hire firms to lobby.

How Doctors Set Up Independent Practices
Host: AnneMarie Schieber
Guests: Adam and Christopher Habig, Dr. Rasheet Patel
Direct primary care is taking off around the country, but how do doctors take the first step? Freedom Healthworks is a consulting firm that helps doctors more easily set up independent practices.

Don’t Let Crypto Currency Go the Way of 5G
Steven Titch
Modern Consensus
The SEC’s attempt to place cryptocurrencies under decades old regulatory regimes could have unintentional consequences beyond investment markets.

Deception Abounds About School Choice
Lennie Jarratt, Vicki Alger
Charleston Gazette-Mail
There’s no shortage of distortion when it comes to education reform. The recent legislative debate over educational choice in West Virginia is a case in point.

Deception Abounds About School Choice
Tom Harris and Jay Lehr
The Heartland Institute
Wind energy can never replace fossil fuels, despite claims of environmentalists and advocates of the Green New Deal. It’s not environmentally friendly either.

Florida Removes Certificate of Need Laws
AnneMarie Schieber
Health Care News
Health care consumers in Florida could soon be entering a new era of choice and competition as the legislature has passed a bill eliminating much of the state’s certificate of need law.

Cities Turn to Non-Green Recycling Options
Kenneth Artz
ECN          
China’s decision ban recyclable waste imports is resulting in some U.S. cities beginning to burn or bury recyclable material rather than pay the higher prices to recycling companies.

Midwestern Govs Push Major Gas Tax Hikes
Bonner Cohen
Environment & Climate News
Citing pressing transportation needs, three Midwestern governors – two Democrats and one Republican – are calling for significant hikes in gas taxes in their states (MI, MN, and OH).

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

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