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Sep 3, 2015

Paul Driessen: Ethanol's Empty Promises

In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Paul Driessen from a Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and Heartland Institute research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the environmental and ec

Sep 3, 2015

Tea Party, Conservative Grassroots Groups Reject Florida Solar Power Amendment

After careful consideration at public meetings, multiple Tea Party and conservative groups have voted to oppose a Florida constitutional amendment giving the solar power industry speci

Sep 3, 2015

Another Clean Coal Power Project on the Brink of Failure

Kemper County Mississippi is both one of the poorest places in America, and home to one of the most expensive power plants ever built, Mississippi Power's 582 megawatt clean coal power plant with c

Sep 3, 2015

The Growing Medicaid Expansion Bubble

Consumer Power Report #471

Sep 3, 2015

Study: Uber Benefits New York City Low-Income, Minority Consumers

A new policy paper by Manhattan Institute fellow Jared Meyer examines how underserved neighborhoods in New York City benefit from Uber, a popular transportation-network company.

Sep 3, 2015

Continuing ‘War On Toys,’ Feds File Lawsuit

Zen Magnets, a vendor of toy magnet sets, is continuing to fight Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations intended to prevent the sale and manufacture of toy magnet sets marketed to adults fo