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Matt Kibbe - Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff

FIRE PODCAST - President and CEO of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe discusses his new book "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto."

Sarah Curry: Dangerous Precedent In Occupancy Tax Request

BTN PODCAST - Haywood County, N.C., is symptomatic of something counties and localities around the country have been doing: imposing taxes on tourists in the often misguided belief they can do so without harming tourism or existing businesses. In Haywood County's case, the use of additional tax dollars from a requested 50 percent increase in its occupancy tax rate would set a bad precedent that could spread to other locations, says Sarah Curry of the John Locke Foundation.

Isaac Orr: Energy Poverty

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses energy poverty, the access to modern energy services, and it's effects on developing nations.

Mitch Pearlstein: Vouchers for Minnesota

SRN PODCAST - Because Minnesota was the first state to allow charter schools, that and other forms of public school choice enacted early on in the state may have dampened its taste for vouchers, says a new report from the Center of the American Experiment. But kids--and especially the poor and minorities--would still benefit from vouchers, argues the report author, Mitch Pearlstein. He is founder and president of the center and author of, among other things, From Family Collapse to America’s Decline: The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation. He joins the podcast to discuss the need to cultivate voucher supporters on all sides of the political aisle, the contributions of family breakdown to massive achievement gaps, and why Minnesotans should not think that good schools for some means good schools for all.

Annabelle Canning: Make Internet Tax Moratorium Permanent

ITTN PODCAST - The Internet has become vital to everyday life for most of us. Since 1998 there has been a federal moratorium blocking state and local taxes on access to the Internet, but that moratorium is set to end later this year. Annabelle Canning of the Internet Tax Freedom Act Coalition discusses the importance of the moratorium and the effort to urge Congress to extend it.

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.
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