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Seton Motley: How Title II classification Could lead to Internet Tax

ITN PODCAST - Jim Lakely, communications director at The Heartland Institute and co-director of Heartland's Center on the Digital Economy, talked with one of the best free-market tech experts in Washington: Less Government President Seton Motley, who also happens to be a policy advisor to Heartland. Jim and Seton talked about the FCC's attempt to reclassify the Internet under title II. This would, among other things, potentially open the door to a web version of the Universal Service Fund, which could mean Internet taxes are just around the corner.

Phil Kerpen: Fight the EPA's attempts to impose greenhouse gas emission

ECN PODCAST - Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment discusses a coalition letter that he recently circulated and Heartland signed onto, encouraging states to fight the EPA's attempts to impose greenhouse gas emission reductions on the states. He argues that the EPA because does not have the authority to impose the regulations on the states, it is trying through threats to get the states to adopt their own cap-and-trade or other CO2 restricting policies. The EPA is saying to the states, do what we want or else we will impose worse policies on you. However, Phil shows that the EPA's threats are hollow.

Jessica Sena: Sierra Club's most deceptive videos ever made on Fracking

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Jessica Sena discuss a new Sierra Club video "Fracking 101," which by many accounts is one of the most deceptive videos ever made on the topic.

Peter Ferrara: Power to the People: Repealing and Replacing Obamacare with Patient Power

BTN PODCAST - Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for Entitlement and Budget Policy Peter Ferrera joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to discuss a new Policy Brief published by the Heartland Institute, “Power to the People: Repealing and Replacing Obamacare with Patient Power.”

Alex Epstein: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

ECN PODCAST - Research Fellow H. Sterling Burnett sits down with Alex Epstein to discuss his new book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Epstein weighs the pros and cons of various energy sources to see which can help the most people. Epstein points out the development and use of fossil fuels has benefitted the poor far more than the rich, making available to the person of average means, food, goods and services which even the rulers of old could hardly dream of. Fossil fuels grant freedom and free up time.

Kara Kerwin: Status of the Charter School Movement

SRN PODCAST - Heather Kays of The Heartland Institute discusses the status of the charter school movement with Kara Kerwin, president of the Center for Education Reform. Kerwin dispels common myths regarding charter schools and addresses recent attacks made against charter schools across the nation.
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