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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.

Joseph Bast: Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

ECN PODCAST - The other day Heartland President Joe Bast was a guest on the Nationally Syndicated Lars Larson Show. He was there to talk abut the latest in the Climate Change Reconsidered Series.
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