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Lenore Ealy: How Big Philanthropy Is Corrupting Education and America

SRN PODCAST - Lenore Ealy says there’s an intellectual crisis in U.S. philanthropy between traditionally American-style giving to neighbors and progressive-style giving that neuters individual action and expands government. In a recent journal article, she discusses this intellectual crisis using Common Core national education mandates as a case study. We also discuss how giving can sometimes harm the people it intends to help, how to know the difference, and how to instead help people help themselves. Dr. Ealy is the executive director of The Philanthropic Enterprise.

Wayne Crews: Ten Thousand Commandments, $1.8 Trillion Cost

BTN PODCAST - Federal regulations take at least $1.8 trillion out of the U.S. economy, according to the newest edition of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's annual Ten Thousand Commandments report. Report author Wayne Crews says the $1.8 trillion figure is a low estimate because many regulatory costs cannot be tracked. Yet Crews says there are some reasons to feel optimistic about the future of regulation.

Isaac Orr: Biofuels Past and Present

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses biofuels and the subsequent subsidies and mandates, past and present.

Brian Fojtik: E-Cigarettes

HCN PODCAST - Brian Fojtik, president of Brownstone Communications, discusses e-cigarettes with Heartland's Jim Lakely in this "best-of" podcast.

Joy Pullmann - Knowing the Truth about the Common Core

SRN PODCAST - The other day research fellow Joy Pullmann was a guest on the Knowing the Truth program on WLFJ in Greenville, South Carolina. She was there to talk about the latest developments in the common core.

Alma Ohene-Opare: Why U.S. Education Should Not Mimic Ghana's

SRN PODCAST - Alma Ohene-Opare is aghast that U.S. education is beginning to mimic the education system of his native Ghana, where everything is geared to national tests. This limits freedom and creativity, he says: “Because America has been free for so long, many have no sense of what tyranny looks like and how quickly physical and intellectual freedom can be lost on the path paved with good intentions.” Ohene-Opare is a member of the board of directors of Golden Sunbeam Montessori School, a private K-12 institution in Accra, Ghana. Read his article, which we refer to in this podcast.
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