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Michael LaFaive: 'Prohibition by Price' Drives Cigarette Smuggling

BTN PODAST - It's no coincidence that states with the highest taxes on cigarettes have the highest rates of cigarette smuggling . . . and other crimes related to the trade in cigarettes to avoid high taxes, says Michael LaFaive of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, in this 'best of' podcast.

Michael Lucci: For First Time Ever, Iowans Earning More Than Illinoisans

BTN PODCAST - Earlier this year the Illinois Policy Institute reported the median income in Texas topped the median income in Illinois. Now comes news that neighboring Iowa has a higher average income, the first time in history that Iowa has topped Illinois. Michael Lucci tells us what's wrong in Illinois, what's right in Illinois' neighboring states, and what Illinois might be able to do about it.

Isaac Orr: Fracking and Earthquakes

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses how the media portrays the correlation between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing.

Benjamin Domenech: Where Obamacare is Going

HCN PODCAST - The other day Senior Fellow for Health Care Policy Benjamin Domenech was a guest on FreedomWorks Radio in Tampa Florida. He was on to talk about Obamacare.

Steve Stanek: Could you live on $77 a week?

BTN PODCAST - The other day Research Fellow for Budget and Tax Policy Steve Stanek was a guest on Illinois Watchdog Radio. He was on the program to discuss efforts to raise the minimum wage.

Sean Parnell: The Self Pay Patient - Opt Out of Obamacare

HCN PODCAST - Author Sean Parnell discusses his new book 'The Self-Pay Patient - Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare' with Heartland's Jim Lakely. "The Self-Pay Patient" reveals secrets to taking control of both your healthcare and your health costs, explaining how to find affordable care outside of conventional insurance, how to escape bureaucratic medicine, and how to opt-out of Obamacare.
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