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This weekly podcast from The Heartland Institute features interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that focus on the work of think tanks across the United States and how it applies to current events. The show is available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Host Donald Kendal, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and Heartland’s Editorial Director and Commissar of Stopping Socialism Justin Haskins are usually joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment. They bring you commentary on studies, articles, and reports from the nation’s leading free-market and conservative organizations.

In The Tank The Heartland Institute

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This weekly podcast from The Heartland Institute features interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that focus on the work of think tanks across the United States and how it applies to current events. The show is available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Host Donald Kendal, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and Heartland’s Editorial Director and Commissar of Stopping Socialism Justin Haskins are usually joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment. They bring you commentary on studies, articles, and reports from the nation’s leading free-market and conservative organizations.

    298. Fauci Emails, Biden’s Budget, and El Salvador’s Bitcoin

    298. Fauci Emails, Biden’s Budget, and El Salvador’s Bitcoin

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins, present episode 298 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew starts off the show talking about the recently released “Fauci emails” and what it reveals about the administrative state. After that, they discuss Biden’s ridiculous budget proposal and El Salvador’s decision to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.  

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT – FAUCI EMAILS

    Federalist – It’s Clear Now Anthony Fauci Isn’t A Fool, He’s A Villain

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/07/its-clear-now-anthony-fauci-isnt-a-fool-hes-a-villain/

     

    (Video) Fauci says attacks on him are attacks on science

    https://twitter.com/justin_hart/status/1402717694135255049

     

    BIDEN BUDGET

    Heartland – How Biden’s Bloated Budget Could Cause an Economic Collapse

    https://townhall.com/columnists/justinhaskins/2021/06/09/how-bidens-bloated-budget-could-cause-an-economic-collapse-n2590644

    Cato – President Biden’s Proposed Budget

    https://www.cato.org/blog/president-bidens-proposed-budget

     

    EL SALVADOR ADOPTS BITCOIN

    CNBC – El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after passing law

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/09/el-salvador-proposes-law-to-make-bitcoin-legal-tender.html

    Entrepreneur – The future of cryptocurrencies? 60% of central banks already work on their own digital currencies

    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/373621

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    297. Futurism in Health Care, Energy, and Space Travel

    297. Futurism in Health Care, Energy, and Space Travel

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers, are joined by Ed Hudgins in episode 297 of the In the Tank Podcast. Ed Hudgins, Heartland Fellow and Founder of the Human Achievement Alliance, joins the show to talk about the potential technological breakthroughs in the health care industy, the energy industry, and other aspects of our lives.  

     

    HEALTH CARE TECH

     

    WSJ – CRISPR’s Next Frontier: Treating Common Conditions

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/crisprs-next-frontier-treating-common-conditions-11620226832

     

    FreedomFest – Our Techno-Healthy Future

    https://forum.freedomfest.com/our-techno-healthy-future/

     

     

    FUSION ENERGY

     

    Popular Mechanics – This Reactor May Have Finally Solved Nuclear Fusion’s Biggest Problem

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a36559078/nuclear-fusion-breakthrough-uk-reactor-experiment/

     

    New Atlas – China claims new fusion record with its “artificial sun” nuclear reactor

    https://newatlas.com/energy/china-claims-fusion-record-artificial-sun-nuclear-reactor/

     

     

    DOMESTIC

     

    Bloomberg – Apple Loses Multiple Top Managers From Self-Driving Car Division

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-02/apple-loses-several-top-managers-from-self-driving-car-division

     

    Market Watch – It’s time for Elon Musk to start telling the truth about autonomous driving

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-time-for-elon-musk-to-start-telling-the-truth-about-autonomous-driving-11621958761

     

    Independent – Elon Musk Says Mars-Bound Starship Will Launch From ‘Ocean Spaceport’ Next Year

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/elon-musk-starship-sn16-spaceport-b1856911.html

     

     

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    296. Hollywood Bends a Knee to China, FL Tech Censorship Bill

    296. Hollywood Bends a Knee to China, FL Tech Censorship Bill

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Nate Myers, and Chris Talgo present episode 296 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew discusses John Cena’s recent embarrassing apology to the Chinese Communist Party and how this illustrates Hollywood’s loyalty to China. Later, they discuss Florida’s new tech censorship bill as well as Oregon counties’ recent vote to become part of Idaho  

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT

    (Video) John Cena's issues an embarrassing apology to China

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zre2p7mg64g

     

    FLORIDA TECH CENSORSHIP BILL

    Heartland Institute - Florida’s New Tech Censorship Law: A Big Win for Freedom of Speech

    https://spectator.org/florida-tech-censorship-law-desantis/

    Reason - Florida Legislators Exempt Their Favorite Companies From Social Media Bill

    https://reason.com/2021/05/05/florida-legislators-exempt-their-favorite-companies-from-social-media-bill/

     

    OREGON TO JOIN IDAHO?

    OREGON LIVE - More Oregon counties vote to consider joining Idaho, part of rural effort to ‘gain political refuge from blue states’

    https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2021/05/more-oregon-counties-vote-to-move-into-idaho-part-of-rural-effort-to-to-gain-political-refuge-from-blue-states.html

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    • 2 hr 1 min
    295. New Poll: How Media Distorts Perceptions of Reality

    295. New Poll: How Media Distorts Perceptions of Reality

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Issac Orr for episode 295 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew starts the show by discussing an article about China's use of slave labor to produce solar panels. After this, they talk about a new poll commissioned by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen reports. The poll, by asking factual questions, shows how cable news networks distort the perceptions of reality of their viewers.

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT

    Shellenberger - China Made Solar Cheap Through Coal, Subsidies & Forced Labor, Not Efficiency

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2021/05/19/china-made-solar-cheap-through-coal-subsidies--forced-labor-not-efficiency/?sh=12c66d2771ec

     

    HEARTLAND RASSMUSSEN POLL

    Heartland Rasmussen Poll – News Stories

    https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/rasmussenheartland-poll-news

    Heartland Rasmussen Poll – Climate Change

    https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/rasmussenheartland-poll-climate-change

    Heartland Rasmussen Poll – Police shootings

    https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/rasmussenheartland-poll-police-shootings

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    • 48 min
    294. CRISIS! Unemployment, Inflation, and Gas Prices

    294. CRISIS! Unemployment, Inflation, and Gas Prices

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart, and wherever you get your podcasts. The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 294 of the In the Tank Podcast, recorded live at noon CT on Thursday, May 13. The ITT crew talk about America suddenly facing one crisis after another, and talk about how they could (and should) have been prevented.

    They tackle the unemployment crisis, where (shocker) people getting “stimulus” checks and extended unemployment benefits find sitting at home a better option than returning to work. They talk about the inflation crisis, where (shocker) the government pouring trillions of “free money” into the economy has real-world ramifications. And they talk about the gas crisis, where (shocker) the Biden administration stopping fracking and canceling the Keystone XL pipeline — as well as the Russian hack that crippled the most-important pipeline on the east coast — has a real-world effect on gas prices.

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    UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS?

    WSJ - Millions Are Unemployed. Why Can't Companies Find Workers?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/millions-are-unemployed-why-cant-companies-find-workers-11620302440

    (Video) - Biden on people being paid to stay home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HchWtRL0Vw

    Reason - The Jobs Picture is More Complex Than It Seems

    https://reason.com/2021/05/10/the-jobs-picture-is-more-complex-than-it-seems/

    NPR - Biden: Americans Will Lose Unemployment Benefits If They Turn Down Jobs

    https://www.npr.org/2021/05/10/995518597/americans-will-lose-unemployment-benefits-if-they-turn-down-jobs-biden-says

     

    INFLATION CRISIS?

    CNBC - Inflation speeds up in April as consumer prices leap 4.2%, fastest since 2008

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/12/consumer-price-index-april-2021.html

    The Blaze - Bank of America warns of HYPERINFLATION 'at the very LEAST'

    https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-glenn-beck-program/bank-of-america-hyperinflation?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

     

    GAS CRISIS?

    WaPo - Fuel shortages crop up in Southeast, gas prices climb after pipeline hack

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/05/11/gas-shortage-colonial-pipeline/

    Bloomberg - Gasoline Prices Hit $3 as Shortages Grow on Pipeline Outage

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-11/gas-stations-run-dry-as-pipeline-hacking-will-take-days-to-fix

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    293. Facebook’s Trump ban, FDA’s Menthol Ban, and the Nanny State

    293. Facebook’s Trump ban, FDA’s Menthol Ban, and the Nanny State

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Chris Talgo present episode 293 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew revisits the topic of anti-conservative censorship on social media in light of the recent news of Facebook’s decision to continue to ban President Donald Trump. Afterwards, they discuss the recently announced ban on menthol cigarettes and why the government is allowed to act as a “nanny state.”   

    ITTe245 - John Samples Interview

    https://youtu.be/LnmnlPn0p4M 

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS

    Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Calls for Further ‘Reexamination’ to Determine Final Penalty

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/facebook-upholds-trump-ban-calls-for-further-reexamination-to-determine-final-penalty/

    FB Oversight Board – Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR

    https://oversightboard.com/decision/FB-691QAMHJ/

     

    MENTHOL BAN / NANNY STATE

    Heartland Institute – Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: Menthol Bans

    https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-tip-sheet-tobacco-harm-reduction-101-menthol-bans

    Cato – Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences - This Time With Tobacco?

    https://www.cato.org/blog/are-prohibitionists-about-revisit-law-unintended-consequences-time-tobacco

    FEE – Why Is the Nanny State so Popular?

    https://fee.org/articles/why-is-the-nanny-state-so-popular/

    Gov.uk – New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus and protect the NHS

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs

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    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

Tgsnmom ,

The best

Y’all are great! Wish you could do more of these in a week. Would love a weekly show from you.

SF M ,

Informative and Fun

Good thinking with diverse points of view. Tackle issues with humor and view towards consequences.

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Great podcast

The Heartland Institute is actually bound by truth, Logic, facts & data, & that’s exactly what everyone seem to be lacking these days.
Thanks for the hard work guys & of course, he podcast is also hilarious.
Whatever is going on between Orr & Haskins, although friendly, is just great content.
The bit of comic relief tips it off.
Keep up the great work dudes, America needs this.
God Bless America.
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