Heartland Weekly: Millennials: Quit Demanding Socialism

Published February 25, 2019

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Green New Deal is American Nightmare
Justin Haskins
Fox News
The nonbinding Green New Deal resolution supported by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and many fellow Democrats in Congress makes absolutely no sense.

Millennials: Quit Demanding Socialism
Chris Talgo and Lindsey Stroud
Millennials should be well aware and outraged over the never-ending government spending bonanza. However, they ignore this giant elephant in the room every election.

Two Paths Forward for Healthcare
Daniel Sutter
Freedom Pub
We rely on markets to supply us with food with ever-declining prices and an incredible array of options as a result. Perhaps we should give a healthcare market a chance.

Explaining U.S. Economy’s Performance
Host: Joe Barnett
Guest: R. David Ranson
Dr. R. David Ranson, former staffer at the Office of Management and Budget and a Heartland policy advisor, takes a simpler approach to forecasting and explaining the performance of the U.S. economy.

Taxes on Rain? New Jersey Says Yes
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: NJ Assemb. Hal Wirth
Democrats in control of the New Jersey Legislature and the governor’s office are driving residents and businesses out of the Garden State with a slew of new regulations and taxes, including a tax on rain.

A New Frontier in Affordable Health Care
Host: AnneMarie Schieber
Guest: Dr. Phillip Eskew
Direct Primary Care is one-step beyond an “emerging model” and is now thriving in many states as a consumer-driven, low cost option for unlimited primary care. How can this innovative reform spread?

Bureaucrats Try to Stop Independent Thought
Robert Holland
Detroit News
The “whole child” movement depends on the raw exercise of totalitarian power to erase parental rights. Parents need education savings accounts to fight back.

Trump’s Tweets Show Climate Contradictions
H. Sterling Burnett
Madison-St. Clair Record
Donald Trump trolled the living daylights out of the radical environmental Left when he pointed out the polar vortex via his Tweets. The data backs him up as well.

15 Years of DC Opportunity Scholarships
Benjamin Dietderich
School Reform News
Copious empirical research on the DC program and other voucher programs country finds these programs improve access to schools that deliver quality education.

Is Your Mayor Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Steve Goreham
The Heartland Institute
Mayors in more than 100 US cities want to transition their electrical power systems to 100 percent renewable by 2050, ignoring affordable coal for unreliable solar and wind. Is your mayor smarter than a 5th grader?


ignoring affordable coal for unreliable solar and wind. Is your mayor smarter than a 5th grader?

EPA: Obama-Era Mercury Rules Not Justified
H. Sterling Burnett
Environment & Climate News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has determined Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) imposed by the Obama administration in 2011, were not “appropriate and necessary.”

The Minimum Wage When Warren Was Kid
Clifford Thies

The Heartland Institute
“Back when I was a kid, a minimum-wage job could support a family of three. Today, a full-time minimum-wage job in America won’t keep a mama and a baby out of poverty.”Elizabeth Warren.