Heartland Weekly: Expensive Climate Policies Sparked Chile Riots

Published November 4, 2019

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Winning the Day for Freedom
Frank Lasee
The Heartlander
The Fall edition of The Heartland Institute’s Quarterly Performance Report is available online with the first essay by new President Frank Lasée.

Expensive Climate Policies Sparked Chile Riots
James Taylor
Epoch Times
Climate activists and the United Nations are suffering a major black eye this week as protests and riots resulting from high energy prices have erupted in Santiago, Chile.

FL Teachers Aren’t Underpaid
Tim Benson
Miami Herald
Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced an unnecessary and expensive proposal to spend $603 million to boost salaries for more than half of Florida’s public school teachers.

Energy Freedom: Live From SPN
Host: Jim Lakely
Guest: Jason Isaac
Heartland reports live from the State Policy Network’s annual meeting this week. He speaks with Jason Isaac, senior manager of the “Life: Powered” project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

WV Teachers Get Paid to Skip School
Host: Lennie Jarratt
Guest: Tim Benson
Education Project Manager Lennie Jarratt talks with Policy Analyst Tim Benson about absenteeism in West Virginia public schools and why parents get punished and teachers get away scot free.

Path to Jobs of the Future
Host: Edward Hudgins
Guest: Noel Ginsburg
Heartland Institute Research Director Ed Hudgins talks with CareerWise CEO Noel Ginsburg about the need for technical education and apprenticeships in a labor market that is changing quickly.

Chicago Teachers Union vs. Charter Schools
Chris Talgo
American Thinker
This was the second week of the Chicago Teachers Union strike – the CTU’s second CTU strike in fewer than 10 years – and charter schools will end up losing the most when it’s over.

Government Should Get Out of Exam Rooms
AnneMarie Schieber
The best approach to prevent the spread of disease is to allow individuals to make their own health care decisions and to allow doctors to use their professional judgement freely.

Alarmists are the Real Monsters
H. Sterling Burnett
With the Halloween decorations coming down and being put back into storage, remember that there are real monsters out there hiding under the bed: environmental radicalists.

A Tale of Teaching in Two Cities
Chris Talgo
Daily Herald
While at Chicago Public Schools, I noticed a few main take-aways: teacher morale was abysmal, student behavior was appalling, and the size of the bureaucracy was positively stunning.

FDA’s Approval Process is Horrific
Christina Herrin
The Hill
Forget ghost stories, the real horror this Halloween comes from the inhumane practices of the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug approval process.

Environmental Rollback Full of Holes
H. Sterling Burnett
Daily Independent
A proposed new methane rule by the Environmental Protection Agency simply makes it easier for oil and gas firms to protect the environment while boosting energy production.

Warren’s ‘No Teachers Union Left Behind’
Larry Sand
California Policy Center
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren used to be a Republican, a Native American, and pro-school choice. Now she is a Democrat, a Caucasian, and anti-choice teacher union suck-up.

Poll: Voters Confused About Medicare for All
Ashley Bateman
Health Care News
Democrat voters are confused about what a single-payer, Medicare for All plan actually means, a new poll shows.

Climategate: Ten Years Later
Dr. Kelvin Kemm
The Heartland Institute
This month marks the tenth anniversary of “Climategate” – the release of thousands of emails to and from climate scientists collaborating and colluding to create a manmade climate crisis.