San Jose State Professors Would Rather Burn Climate Skeptic Book than Read it
Jim Lakely, The Heartland Institute
On April 24 while introducing John Lott at our latest Authors Series event, I mentioned to the audience that The Heartland Institute had distributed 100,000 copies of Steve Goreham’s book The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism. Some of the global warming alarmists who received the book did not appreciate the gift and told me so in nasty emails.
Heartland must be having an impact if the leftist reflex to seeing our latest project — the wide distribution of a book that boils down a lot of this research for a lay audience — is to pull out the book of matches. READ MORE
Heartland Institute Experts Comment on Senate Passage of Marketplace Fairness Act
“States and local governments want more money, and with this bill they’d get it. Huge online and traditional retailers like Amazon and Walmart want even more advantages over smaller competitors. With this bill, they’d get those additional advantages… -Steve Stanek, research fellow, Budget and Tax Policy READ MORE COMMENTS FROM OUR EXPERTS
Rise of the Medicaid Truthers, Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
It’s high time that fans of government health entitlements recognized what insurance can’t do. Frankly, if the only thing Medicaid does is insulate you from financial concerns and makes you happier because of that, I wonder whether we’d be better off replacing the expansion with a program that hands out $500 in cold hard cash and a free puppy…READ MORE
Human Events: Washington’s Preschool Push Holds False Promise, Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
Government preschool enrollment has doubled in the past ten years, to nearly a third of the nation’s small children. This indicates two bad things: More tots getting pre-remediation and conservative lawmakers joining their liberal colleagues in addressing this at the fruit rather than the root…READ MORE
Lack of Major Hurricanes Keeps Setting Records, James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
It has been more than 2,750 days since a major hurricane struck the United States. This easily smashes the prior record of less than 2,300 days between major hurricane strikes…READ MORE
Internet Tax Bill Fight Moves from Senate to House, Steve Stanek, The Heartland Institute
The Marketplace Fairness Act would do nothing to level the playing field for Internet retailers and stores bricks-and-mortar because both players possess different strengths and weaknesses that savvy consumers know all too well…READ MORE
Conservatives Oppose Marketplace Fairness Act, Matthew Glans, The Heartland Institute
The Marketplace Fairness Act violates the key tax principle requiring a physical presence to impose a tax and is inconsistent with conservative tax values…READ MORE
Climate Change Weekly, James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
Taylor writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled Climate Change Weekly, which reports on current stories regarding the reality of climate change. READ MORE
New research summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly email edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). READ MORE
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Here’s Why We Need to Question Economic Development Claims (podcast)
Heartland‘s Steve Stanek speaks with Roy Cordato, Vice President for Research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation.
2013 President’s Council Retreat – Chicago, IL
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