• Week of July 14, 2014

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    The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-9), hosted by The Heartland Institute with help from 32 cosponsors, is generating extensive attention from the press as well as bloggers and other alternative news sources. Many people say the energy and optimism of the conference could mark a tipping point in the global debate. Watch the videos here, climateconference.heartland.org and see Jim Lakely’s round-up of media attention and blog posts here http://climateconference.heartland.org/media-coverage/

    In a huge victory for climate realism and free markets, the Australian Senate voted to repeal the country’s carbon tax, the final hurdle to eliminating a tax that Prime Minister Tony Abbot accurately called “useless” and “destructive.” Congratulations to our friends and allies in Australia, and Jay Lehr, Lord Monckton, and donors and allies in other countries who worked long and hard to achieve this important victory. Now, onward to victory in Europe and the USA!…READ MORE

    John Peterson, Watchdog.org
    An important debate over states’ and taxpayers’ rights ensued in the U.S. House this week as it passed a bill to permanently ban state and local governments from taxing Internet access. Unfortunately, the Democrat-controlled Senate wants to undermine this taxpayer protection by tacking on language allowing states to tax Internet sales…READ MORE

    Alyssa Carducci, The Heartland Institute
    Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is a revolutionary development in global energy policy, making it likely the U.S. will become a net exporter of energy… unless governments get in the way. The New York Senate rejected a bill extending a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing energy production in the state. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and local governments will decide the fate of fracking in New York
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    The Heartland Institute’s 30th anniversary benefit dinner will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at The Cotillion, 630 South Creekside Drive in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s dinner celebrates what we’ve accomplished but also laments what remains to be done. President Barack Obama’s effort to “transform” the country places our freedoms at greater risk than at any previous time in Heartland’s existence. To register for this event please contact Gwendalyn Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org. You may also visit benefit.heartland.org for more information about this event…I WANT TO REGISTER

     


    Steve Stanek, The Heartland Institute
    Numerous polls over the years have identified the property tax as one of the most hated taxes – if not the most hated tax – in America. Ironically, something cities and counties across the country have enacted to reduce property taxes actually drives them higher..
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    Crosspoints: A Novel of Choice
    Looking for a novel to read during summer vacation? A new edition of Crosspoints: A Novel of Choice, written by Alexandra York, a friend of The Heartland Institute, is now available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle. “Crosspoints is a story about Choice—not only the choices faced by three strong-willed people ensnared in a mind-and-heart-gripping romantic triangle but also other conflicts between and within many secondary characters called upon to determine their separate fates at the same time. Choices: the very kind of choices we all face in real life … and their profound consequences for our own personal and professional lives.”READ MORE

    Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute
    Debates over smart growth – something known as new urbanism, compact cities, or sustainable urban planning, but always meaning higher urban densities and a higher share of people in multifamily housing – boil down to factual questions. But smart-growth supporters keep trying to twist the argument into ideological issuesREAD MORE

    John Engle, The Heartland Institute
    In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described the “memory hole,” a chute leading to a vast incinerator into which all unwanted documents were cast. The memory hole served as the ultimate form of state censorship, destroying any trace of information deemed to pose a threat to the regime. Thanks to a ruling in May by the European Court of Justice, a genuine digital memory hole has come onlineREAD MORE

    Jeff Stier, National Center for Public Policy Research The appointment of Iowa’s Angela Tagtow, a controversial “environmental nutritionist” and local food activist, to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is causing more headaches for the agency, already facing criticism about politicization of federal nutrition advice and its consequences for public healthREAD MORE


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    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made or volunteer hours donated by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Help make a difference, double your donation to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.
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    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit My Gift Legacy or contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The Consumer Power Report, a weekly e-newsletter, offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech and summaries, with source citations, of the top health care stories for the week…READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    In the School Choice Weekly e-newsletter, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Joy Pullmann sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens…READ MORE

    New research on climate change is summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly e-newsletter 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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  • Week of July 7, 2014

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    The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, hosted by Heartland with 32 co-sponsors, was the best conference ever, reports Heartland President Joseph L. Bast. About 650 people attended, 80% were first-timers; 64 speakers from 12 countries were on the program; the 10 award ceremonies were greatly appreciated by everyone; 55 registered media were present, sometimes we had as many as four camera crews at the back of the room filming presentations, including CSPAN, CNN, and SunNews (Canada). Nearly a dozen people told Bast “this is the best conference I’ve ever attended” – not just the best ICCC (because many were first-timers) but the best conference on ANY topic, EVER.  

    You can click and watch video of EVERY presentation at climatechangeconference.org

    Jim Lakely, The Heartland Institute
    Slate reporter Will Oremus reached out to me on Tuesday afternoon seeking comments about Heartland’s climate conference in Las Vegas this week. We talked for about 20 minutes and I tried to fill in what he might have missed while he watched the conference from home…READ MORE

    John Engle, The Heartland Institute
    Debt is an issue that affects countries all over the world. Almost all countries are in debt as their governments take loans to cover for variations in their tax receipts. While many developed countries such as Greece and Ireland are increasingly facing debt crises of their own, the effect of such debt is not nearly as crippling as it is for developing nationsREAD MORE

    Hailey Vrdolyak, The Heartland Institute
    The Texas Republican Party added support for private school choice to its platform after several legislative sessions in which Republican leaders refused to advance school choice bills…READ MORE

    John Engle, The Heartland Institute
    Panel 11 of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change addressed “Climate Change, Human Health, and Adaptation.” The panel was primarily concerned about how climate change, and government responses to it, might affect the quality and extent of human life in the future…READ MORE

    Kyle Precourt, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
    Many people believe a modern business’s success or failure depends partly on its ability to lobby or secure favor from political connections. This belief has grown since the federal government responded to the financial crisis by increasing the subsidies, grants, and contracts given directly to specific businesses. Some businesses have benefited; others have failed in spite of these taxpayer-funded favorsREAD MORE

    Seton Motley, Less Government
    Unanimous Supreme Court rulings are certainly noteworthy. When a case lines up every single Justice – appointed by Democrats and Republicans both – the decision must be clear cut. Nine-to-nothings don’t happen very often. The ever-overreaching Barack Obama Administration, however, is in historic fashion racking them up… against it’s efforts to grab power…READ MORE

    The Heartland Institute’s 30th anniversary benefit dinner will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at The Cotillion, 630 South Creekside Drive in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s dinner celebrates what we’ve accomplished but also laments what remains to be done. President Barack Obama’s effort to “transform” the country places our freedoms at greater risk than at any previous time in Heartland’s existence. To register for this event please contact Gwendalyn Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org. You may also visit benefit.heartland.org for more information about this eventI WANT TO REGISTER


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    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made or volunteer hours donated by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Help make a difference, double your donation to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.
    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?
    Who will have the power to manage my finances?
    Who will make my health care decisions?
    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit My Gift Legacy or contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The Consumer Power Report, a weekly e-newsletter, offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech and summaries, with source citations, of the top health care stories for the week…READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    In the School Choice Weekly e-newsletter, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Joy Pullmann sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens…READ MORE

    New research on climate change is summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly e-newsletter edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)…READ MORE

    The Heartland Institute offers free email subscriptions to all of its newsletters and public policy newspapers…SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    Subscribe at iTunes to get the latest podcasts as soon as they are produced! Just search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store…LISTEN HERE

    The mission of The Heartland Institute is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. We can’t accomplish these important goals without your help. Support free-market solutions by making a tax-deductible donation to The Heartland Institute today. 
  • Week of June 23, 2014

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    An event in Las Vegas just has to have entertainment, and Heartland has arranged for a unique performance on opening night, Monday, July 7. Kilez More, an Austrian rap artist, will be performing “Klimawandel,” a song telling the youth of Europe to think for themselves and not believe the alarmist hype about climate change. Watch his video here and learn more about the rapper at his website. Photos of More are here.

    The Washington Times this week produced a “special section” about the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change. Published Thursday, June 26, the eight-page section included op-eds by Heartland President Joseph Bast, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas). It was included in every edition of that day’s paper. See what it looked like here and pick up a copy for yourself by attending ICCC9.


    You don’t want to miss this largest-ever gathering of global warming skeptics! If you have not already registered please do so today. The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-9) is taking place July 7–9, 2014 in Las Vegas. We’ll be presenting awards to ten courageous scientists and policy analysts who have stood up for sound science and common sense in the global warming debate. Confirmed speakers include Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore, Christopher Monckton, Dr. Roy Spencer, Dr. Patrick Michaels, Joe Bastardi, Marc Morano, and more. For more information on the program, the resort, and registration, go to climateconference.heartland.org

    Paul Driessen, The Heartland Institute
    Pressure from the United Nations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and environmental activists to promote “sustainable” development has led to “economically harmful and environmentally counterproductive” policies that have resulted in completely unsustainable practices, writes environment expert Paul Driessen in a new report for The Heartland InstituteREAD MORE


    Steve Stanek, The Heartland Institute
    Virginia has stepped up its attack on ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft. It’s just the latest example of crony capitalism and government favoritism toward the wealthy and powerful, Stanek notes. In early 2014 Virginia officials fined the services more than $35,000 for operating without proper permits. On June 5, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Richard D. Holcomb sent a cease-and-desist letter to each companyREAD MORE

    Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
    Fixing a nation’s currency to gold assures the currency maintains a stable long-term value, without inflation or deflation. That enables a nation’s money to serve as a measure of value, like a ruler measures inches or a clock measures time. Such a stable measure of value, in turn, means money can best perform its most essential function in facilitating transactionsREAD MORE

    Logan Pike, The Heartland Institute
    Implemented in 1947, the Taft-Harley Act (THA), Section 14(b), allows states to adopt right-to-work laws. Right-to-work laws give employees the freedom to choose whether to join a labor union and pay union dues as a condition for employment in a unionized company. Opponents of right-to-work laws contend they lead to lower wages, hurt unions, and lower people’s standard of living. But states that have enacted right-to-work policies have experienced positive economic progress across the boardREAD MORE

    The Heartland Institute’s 30th anniversary benefit dinner will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at The Cotillion, 630 South Creekside Drive in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s dinner celebrates what we’ve accomplished but also laments what remains to be done. President Barack Obama’s effort to “transform” the country places our freedoms at greater risk than at any previous time in Heartland’s existence. To register for this event please contact Gwendalyn Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org. You may also visit benefit.heartland.org for more information about this eventI WANT TO REGISTER


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made or volunteer hours donated by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Help make a difference, double your donation to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE

    The Future Is What You Make of It

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.

    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?
    Who will have the power to manage my finances?
    Who will make my health care decisions?
    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit My Gift Legacy or contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The Consumer Power Report, a weekly e-newsletter, offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech and summaries, with source citations, of the top health care stories for the week…READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    In the School Choice Weekly e-newsletter, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Joy Pullmann sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens…READ MORE

    New research on climate change is summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly e-newsletter edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)…READ MORE

    The Heartland Institute offers free email subscriptions to all of its newsletters and public policy newspapers…SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    Subscribe at iTunes to get the latest podcasts as soon as they are produced! Just search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store…LISTEN HERE
  • Week of June 16, 2014

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    Obama’s Climate McCarthyism Demeans Presidential OfficeHeartland Weekly James Taylor
    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
    President Barack Obama demeaned the dignity of the presidency by ridiculing tens of thousands of scientists for simply disagreeing with his lay opinions on global warming. Obama is correct that no Ph.D. scientists – and likely no sane individuals – seriously argued that the moon was made of cheese or was merely an illusion. Does that analogy apply to the global warming debate?…READ MORE

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    A new report from liberal think tank the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States health care system as the worst among 11 developed countries, but the report is deeply flawed…READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    Governor Jindal said, “It’s time for PARCC to withdraw from Louisiana. We won’t let the federal government take over Louisiana’s education standards. We’re very alarmed about choice and local control over curriculum being taken away from parents and educators. Common Core has not been fully implemented yet in Louisiana, and we need to start the process over. It was rushed in the beginning and done without public input.”…WATCH THE VIDEO HERE


    sstanek-44Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage
    Ben Capobianco, The Heartland Institute
    Heartland’s Steve Stanek and Erin Shannon, director of the Center for Small Business at the Washington Policy Center, discuss The Seattle City Council’s decision to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the detrimental consequences that come with such a policy. Seattle’s economy is undoubtedly in for a rocky ride as employers will need to continue downsizing in order to keep their businesses alive…READ MORE

    There’s still time – but not much! – to register for the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-9), taking place July 7–9, 2014 in Las Vegas. Confirmed speakers include Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore, Lord Christopher Monckton, Dr. Roy Spencer, Joe Bastardi, Marc Morano, and more. For more information on the program, the resort, and registration, go to climateconference.heartland.org…READ MORE


    Paul DrissenFixing Our Dictatorial EPA
    Paul Driessen, The Heartland Institute
    EPA’s actions routinely violate the Information Quality Act. The IQA is intended to ensure the quality, integrity, credibility, and reliability of any science used by federal agencies to justify regulatory actions. Office of Management and Budget guidelines require that agencies provide for full independent peer review of all “influential scientific information” used as the basis for regulations…READ MORE

    Matthew Glans, The Heartland Institute
    Although the use of tolling to fund new transportation projects represents an improvement, the Obama Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act is a top-down, bureaucratic approach to transportation financing that does not solve funding problems. Instead of allowing states to determine which transportation projects to emphasize, the federal government takes over…READ MORE

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made or volunteer hours donated by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Help make a difference, double your donation to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.
    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?
    Who will have the power to manage my finances?
    Who will make my health care decisions?
    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit My Gift Legacy or contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The Consumer Power Report, a weekly e-newsletter, offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech and summaries, with source citations, of the top health care stories for the week…READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    In the School Choice Weekly e-newsletter, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Joy Pullmann sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens…READ MORE

    New research on climate change is summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly e-newsletter edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)…READ MORE

    The Heartland Institute offers free email subscriptions to all of its newsletters and public policy newspapers…SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    Subscribe at iTunes to get the latest podcasts as soon as they are produced! Just search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store…LISTEN HERE

    The mission of The Heartland Institute is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. We can’t accomplish these important goals without your help. Support free-market solutions by making a tax-deductible donation to The Heartland Institute today. 
  • Week of June 9, 2014

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    Obama Announces Economically
    Devastating CO2 Restrictions
    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
    The Obama administration announced proposed power plant restrictions requiring a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels. The regulations allow states some latitude in formulating plans to meet their mandated emissions cuts, but most states would have to shut down many or all of their coal power plants to meet the mandates READ MORE


    Why Teachers Need Paycheck Protection
    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    Kristi Lacroix, a Wisconsin teacher, explains why teachers and the public deserve paycheck protection. Paycheck protection is a law that prohibits governments from collecting dues and campaign contributions on behalf of unions. Lacroix is a representative of the Association of American Educators, a nonunion teacher association that provides many of the same benefits as unions, such as liability insurance. AAE does not collectively bargain or participate in politics READ MORE


    President Obama’s Plan To “De-develop” America Shifts Into High Gear
    Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
    The Obama Administration reports the U.S. economy declined by 1 percent in the first quarter of this year. That follows 1.9 percent reported total annual growth for all of 2013. The U.S. economy sustained a real rate of economic growth of 3.3 percent from 1945 to 1973 and achieved the same 3.3 percent sustained real growth from 1982 to 2007. Before President Barack Obama, it was only during the stagflation decade of 1973 to 1982, reflecting the deeply misguided intellectual leadership of the time, that real growth fell to only half long term trendsREAD MORE


    Glaciers and Global Warming
    Edmund Contoski, Policy Advisor, The Heartland Institute
    The melting of glaciers is often cited as evidence mankind is causing global warming through carbon dioxide emissions. A corollary of this is that melting glaciers raise sea levels, which will reach catastrophic levels unless CO2 emissions are reduced. Adding to the massive evidence already refuting these assertions, a recent paper provides more accurate reconstruction of two centuries of previous data “by using many more stations, particularly in the polar regions, and recently processed historic data series from isolated island stations”... READ MORE


    Research & Commentary: Right to Work Policies
    Alex Monahan, The Heartland Institute
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1937 (Wagner Act, or NLRA) fundamentally altered the relationship between employers and employees in the United States. Key measures of the NLRA encouraged collective bargaining, protected the exercise of freedom of association, prohibited several unfair labor practices by employers, and allowed employers to make employment contingent on union membership. The latter policy aided the growth of labor unions with nearly unmitigated power until it was curtailed by the Taft-Hartley Act (THA) in 1947: Section 14(b) of the THA allowed states to adopt right-to-work laws
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    Poison Propaganda
    Viv Forbes, Carbon Sense Coalition
    The environmental debate today is so corrupted by politics and propaganda that facts are too often distorted and exaggeration of risk is commonplace. The vicious war on hydro-carbon fuels is a good example where certain substances are labelled “poison” or “pollution” when associated with coal utilization, but blithely ignored in other areas. For example, climate alarmists have labelled carbon dioxide produced by carbon fuels as a “pollutant” and the U.S. Supreme Court even declared it to be so READ MORE


    Register Now for ICCC 9 in Las Vegas!
    There’s still time to register for the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-9), taking place July 7–9, 2014 in Las Vegas. Confirmed speakers include Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore, Lord Christopher Monckton, Dr. Roy Spencer, Joe Bastardi, Marc Morano, and more. For more information on the program, the resort, and registration, go to climateconference.heartland.orgREAD MORE


    AmazonSmile.com: A Great Way to Support The Heartland Institute
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    Nearly $6 Billion Returned to Madoff Victims
    Securities Investor Protection Corporation
    Nearly $6 billion will have been returned to BLMIS customers with allowed claims with the recent pro rata distribution of approximately $351.6 million in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) under the Securities Investor Protection Act. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) praised Trustee Irving H. Picard and his attorneys for their ongoing hard work in recovering and returning funds to BLMIS customers … READ MORE

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Help make a difference, double your donation to The Heartland Institute!…READ MORE


    The Future Is What You Make of It

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.

    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?

    Who will have the power to manage my finances?

    Who will make my health care decisions?

    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit  My Gift Legacy or Contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.


    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The Consumer Power Report, a weekly e-newsletter, offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech and summaries, with source citations, of the top health care stories for the week. READ MORE


    Climate Change Weekly

    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute

    Heartland Senior Fellow James M. Taylor writes Climate Change Weekly, a weekly e-newsletter reporting the latest news regarding the reality of climate change … READ MORE


    School Choice Weekly

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute

    In the School Choice Weekly e-newsletter, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Joy Pullmann sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens … READ MORE


    NIPCC Update

    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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