Joe Barnett

Joe Barnett is a senior editor at The Heartland Institute and a managing editor of Budget & Tax News.
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Innovative Thinking Required for Net Zero Transition, Says Madden

Innovative thinking required to achieve the transition to "net zero," says Bartley J. Madden, former director of Credit Suisse HOLT.  By Joe Barnett Environment, social, and governance (ESG) rules will not achieve “net zero”...

Will Census Errors Lead to Electoral Surprises?

Will census errors in 14 states, where more than 3.5 million people were miscounted, lead to surprising results? By Joe Barnett Tomorrow’s election is the first nationwide vote after Congress was reapportioned following the...

CMS Makes Adjustments, as Medicare Heads for Insolvency

CMS makes adjustments that lower seniors' Medicare premiums, and cuts payments to physicians in 2023 that Congress could reverse. CMS Makes Adjustments, as Medicare Heads for Insolvency Medicare is being “adjusted” for 2023, with...

Inflation Relief for Seniors Shows How Rapidly Prices Rose

Inflation relief for seniors on Social Security due to an annual cost-of-living adjustment to benefits, shows how rapidly prices have risen. Most Americans are acutely aware of the effect of rising prices on...

U.S. Economy Shrank Two Quarters (Report)

U.S. economy shrank two quarters in a row, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reports in a new estimate. The BEA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, states: "Real gross domestic product...

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness: ‘Costly, Ineffective, Unfair’

Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will cost taxpayers, give little relief to students, and isn't legal, say education policy experts at The Heartland Institute. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 24, 2022) – President Biden...

Alaskans Vote Twice for Congress Today

Alaskans vote twice for Congress today—in a special election to fill a vacant seat and in an open primary that advances the top four vote-getters to the November 8 ballot. Three candidates are...

Oakland Teachers Rejected Phonics, and Students Lost

Oakland Teachers rejected phonics-based reading curriculum, and test scores plummeted so that teachers could express their "creativity." Phonics-based reading curricula have been used for generations, and work, but many teachers reject them because...

FBI Interferes in Electoral Politics, Says Victor David Hanson

The FBI interferes in electoral politics, writes Victor Davis Hanson, and the raid on Mar-A-Lago is the latest instance. Writes Hanson: "In 2016 then FBI Director James Comey announced that candidate Hillary Clinton was...

Woke BlackRock May Have Broken Laws, Say Republican AGs

The giant international investment firm BlackRock could face state legal action because of its woke ESG investment policies, The DailyWire reports: “Several Republican state attorneys general informed asset manager BlackRock last week that its shareholder activism...

Joe Barnett

Joe Barnett is a senior editor at The Heartland Institute and a managing editor of Budget & Tax News.

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