The weekly flagship podcast from The Heartland Institute features in-depth policy discussions connected to current news. Host Donald Kendal leads the discussion with the usual crew of Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, Socialism Research Center “Commissar” Justin Haskins, Editorial Director Chris Talgo, and others at this national free-market think tank. The entertaining and informative discussions often hit topics such as the environment, energy policy, Big Tech censorship, the troubling rise of socialism, globalism, health care, education, that state of freedom in America and around the world, and much more.
This podcast is also available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast, the “firehose” of all the organization’s podcasts that take deep and entertaining dives into public policy.
WHO To Declare Climate Emergency? - In The Tank #425
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 425 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the global climate conference, COP28, starting this week, global warming rhetoric is being ramped up into high gear. Last week, over 200 medical journals called on the World Health Organization to declare an "immediate emergency" on the topic of climate change. Factor this rhetoric into the growing calls for the censorship of misinformation and you have yourself the recipe for overt authoritarianism.
PRIMARY TOPIC - MEDICAL JOURNALS CALL ON WHO TO DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Reuters - COP28 summit: Future of fossil fuels center stage at climate talks
Yahoo - Over 200 medical journals call on WHO to declare immediate emergency: ‘We’ve got to act with thought … but also with haste’
The Epoch Times - Climate Crisis Proponents Want to Criminalize Climate Change Doubts
SECONDARY TOPIC - CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE LEAGUE (CTIL) LEAK
Public - CTIL Files #1: US And UK Military Contractors Created Sweeping Plan For Global Censorship In 2018, New Documents Show
Shellenberger - The CTIL Files
DAVOS WATCH - EAT ZE BUGS!
Daily Mail - United Nations set to call on Americans to stop eating meat in an effort 'to tackle climate change' - despite only making up 1.4% of global emissions
CNBC (Video) - Improving food distribution and insects as protein substitutes
U.S. Cities Becoming A Dystopian Hellscape - In The Tank #424
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 424 of the In The Tank Podcast. With world leaders descending on San Francisco, city officials have taken care to clean up the streets, hiding from the world the poverty, grime, and homelessness. Critics have mocked California Governor Gavin Newsom for taking this action only when the eyes of the world are upon him. This situation highlights a larger issue in our country. Our cities seem to be devolving into dystopian hellscapes, overrun by crime and general lawlessness. What is causing this and what can be done to fix it?
PRIMARY TOPIC - ARE AMERICAN CITIES DESCENDING INTO A DYSTOPIAN HELLSCAPE?
American Thinker - Misguided environmentalists have made our cities filthy
Substack - All Eyes On What Gavin Newsom Will Do Next Now That Feds Cleaned Up San Francisco
The Federalist - Why Are People In Denial That Urban America Is A Dystopian Hellscape?
Fox Business - Democratic, 'big blue' cities seeing 'really distressing' economic trends: Stephen Moore
American Thinker - Chicago's crime crisis and the 'progressives'
DAVOS WATCH - WEF DOESN'T BELIEVE IN FREE WILL
21st Century Fascism, Controlling Speech and Society - In The Tank #423
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 423 of the In The Tank Podcast. The 21st-Century form of collectivism is one that melds the powers of private corporations and organizations with the force of government. This collusion, brought to light by the 2022 book The Great Reset, is threatening the very freedoms we hold dear as Americans. A new report was just released showing the extent at which this partnership went to stifle speech on topics ranging from Covid-19 to the 2020 elections. Also, emerging technologies are going to supercharge the power of this deadly alliance. And lastly, the ITT will break an exclusive bombshell report about RFK Jr.
PRIMARY TOPIC - 21st CENTURY FASCISM, CONTROLLING SPEECH AND SOCIETY
Real Clear Investigations - Documents Shed New Light on Feds' Collusion with Private Actors to Police Speech on Social Media
The Federalist - Government Censorship Op Targeted The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, Sean Davis During 2020 Election
The Blaze - Secret reports show Homeland Security worked with universities to 'censor Americans' online speech' before 2020 election
World Economic Forum (WEF) Launches AI Governance Alliance Focused on Responsible Generative AI
WH - Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights
The Coming Collapse of Green Energy (and why EVs will never catch on) – In the Tank #422
The Heartland Institute’s Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, Linnea Lueken, and special guest Jason Isaac of the Texas Public Policy Foundation present episode 422 of The In the Tank podcast. The Biden administration is continuing to mandate the electrification of everything while at the same time pulling offline the reliable and affordable power generation and transmission that would make it remotely possible. And this is a global delusion, not just a growing problem in the United States. Energy prices are skyrocketing and the “green energy” industry is now demanding even more government handouts – and permission to hike prices even more – to keep the scam going. But are we seeing signs that a rapid collapse of the scam is near?
Investments in “alternative energy” companies took off in 2020, but all those gains are now gone. General Electric announced that it will post $1 billion in losses in its wind division. The S&P Global Clean Energy Index is down more than 30 percent this year and still dropping. Siemens, one of the premier German manufacturers of wind turbines, saw its stock price crash by nearly 40 percent in one day last week and now wants a 15-billion-euros handout from the German government. It also appears that “Big Oil” is giving up on pretending to be a part of the “green energy” future and is consolidating to produce even more oil and gas in the future.
And in signs that the EV bubble is collapsing, Ford announced that it lost $1.3 billion in its EV division during the third quarter of 2023 – which translates into a loss of $62,016 for each of the 20,962 EVs it sold during the period. The CEO of Mercedes Benz said of the glut of EVs on the market that the public doesn’t want: “I can hardly imagine the current status quo is fully sustainable for everybody.” Even Elon Musk is warning that demand is just not there for this massive, government-driven push for EVs.
Joining us to talk about all this is Jason Isaac, senior fellow of Life:Powered, a national initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and co-author of the brand new report: “Overcharged Expectations: Unmasking the True Cost of Electric Vehicles.” With government so invested with OUR MONEY in these schemes, is it inevitable that a massive financial bailout for these boondoggles is coming?
PRIMARY TOPIC – The Coming Collapse of Green Energy and EVs
Powerline - The Daily Chart: More Red Ink for Green Energyhttps://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/10/the-daily-chart-more-red-ink-for-green-energy.php
Powerline - Green Dreams Going Up in Smokehttps://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/10/green-dreams-going-up-in-smoke.php
Reuters - Siemens Energy shares slide 39% after company seeks state guaranteeshttps://www.reuters.com/business/energy/siemens-energy-seeking-billions-euros-state-guarantees-wiwo-2023-10-26/
Plan to Hike Electric Bills 29% Sparks Fury in Wyominghttps://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/electricity-prices-renewable-power-wyoming-b863bf8
JunkScience on X – China controls most of the clean tech processing supply chainhttps://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/1719184775867404708
EVS ARE NOT SUSTAINABLE
Texas Public Policy Foundation – Overcharged Expectations: Unmasking the True Cost of Electric Vehicleshttps://www.texaspolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-10-TrueCostofEVs-BennettIsaac.pdf
Daily Signal – Biden Poised to Bail Out Wind Energy Industry, Experts Predicthttps://www.dailysignal.com/2023/10/30/bailout-for-offshore-wind-energy-may-be-right-around-corner-experts-say/
Wall Street Journal – Brace for the Wind and Electric-Vehicle Bailoutshttps://www.wsj.com/articles/brace-for-the-wind-and-electric-vehicle-bailouts-506383a8?mod=opinion_lead_pos6
Reuters - Ford again warns on EV results, withdraws 2023 forecasthttps://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/ford-withdraws-2023-forecast-warns-ev-results-2023-10-26/
GM Authority – GM Delays Launch Of Chevy Equinox EV, Silverado E
Media Lies & a Fracturing Society - In The Tank #421
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 421 of the In The Tank Podcast. The New York Times' recent admission that they "relied too heavily on claims by Hamas" in regards to the Gaza hospital bombing is telling. It further reveals how broken our media system is. Worse, however, is the effect our media is having on social cohesion, leading to a fragmentation of society. This is contributing to a reality where the left and right are living in increasingly distant universes where common ground is exceedingly hard to find. What does this mean for our country and are there any solutions to the problem?
PRIMARY TOPIC – Media Lies and a Fracturing Society
Townhall - Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Sinks to Record Low
Politico - NYT admits error in Gaza hospital report
New York Times - How Covid Affects the Heart
Carnegie - Polarization, Democracy, and Political Violence in the United States: What the Research Says
Who Is Best Equipped to Fight The Great Reset? - In The Tank #420
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 420 of the In The Tank Podcast. ESG is the backbone of The Great Reset. And while we have made significant progress in the fight against ESG, it still remains an existential threat to liberty and free markets. With the presidential primaries approaching, The Socialism Research Center team produced a report card grading the candidates on their positions against ESG. The ITT crew discusses this report and talks about which candidate is best equipped to fight the Great Reset.
PRIMARY TOPIC – WHO IS BEST EQUIPPED TO FIGHT THE GREAT RESET?
Heartland Institute – Anti-ESG Report Card: 2024 Presidential Candidates
Politico - Treasury outlines guidance for net-zero financing
1792 Exchange – Proxy Voting Overview
Bloomberg - Banks Told to Review Clients Amid Historic ESG Crackdown in EU
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Balanced and informative podcast from one of the best think tanks in the nation. Worth a listen for educated opinions on all current topics.
Very important to hear the libertarian positions on tech and energy. Good commentary and banter. Worthwhile.
Y’all are great! Wish you could do more of these in a week. Would love a weekly show from you.