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  • Heritage Libertad Radio: Obamacare Ruling, Fast and Furious, More

    Be sure to check out the latest Heritage Libertad podcast. For the English version, click here. For the Spanish version, click here. The English version kicks off with a discussion of Fast and Furious. We then have a discussion with Congressman Farenthold (R-TX) on various issues. The segment closes with a … More

    Yes, Alan Blinder, "Stimulus" is a Dirty Word

    Whenever misguided economic policy advice crops up, it’s imperative to correct it. The latest comes from Princeton economist Alan Blinder. He advocates for more stimulus, especially more education spending, and pleads for higher tax rates on the “rich.” These policies are mistaken. He begins by contending that, because interest rates … More

    PODCAST: Automaker Bailout or UAW Bailout?

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, expert James Sherk discusses the bailout of U.S. automakers. Click here to listen. Why did the United Auto Workers union receive special treatment? How much did the bailout cost the American public? What should taxpayers do about it? Click the link to listen to James answer … More

    What Productivity Really Means

    A recent Heritage post responded to an article in The New York Times that suggested we be less productive. One comment challenged our rebuttal: The takeaway you should have gotten is that we are so addicted to the concept of efficiency that we forget that in some instances being more … More

    Would Working Less Make Us Prosperous?

    In a recent New York Times column, a professor of economics argued that the reason we’re mired in economic malaise is that we’re too productive. Ever-increasing productivity means that if our economies don’t continue to expand, we risk putting people out of work.…What, then, should happen when, for one reason … More

    The Morality of Conservatism

    Liberals often appeal to morality in policy debates with conservatives—with much success. But conservatives should not cede the moral high ground. In fact, a strong case for conservatism can be made on the basis of morality. Consider why shrinking government is moral. The more the federal government provides for people, the more … More

    PODCAST: Wisconsin Recall and Changing America's Course

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, listen to Dr. Matt Spalding discuss how to change America’s course, beginning with the Wisconsin recall election of Governor Scott Walker. Click here to listen. Why is limited government more moral than the alternative the president has been offering? What’s most important to change … More

    PODCAST: Trial of Doctor Who Helped U.S. Locate bin Laden

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, listen to expert Lisa Curtis discuss the trial of Dr. Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the U.S. track down bin Laden and now faces 33 years in prison. Click here to listen. What obligation does the U.S. have to Dr. Afridi? How is this … More

    Iran’s Queasiness with Western Values Continues

    In case anyone was unconvinced about Iran’s hostility toward everything associated with Western values, recent provocations leave no doubt. After blocking the Olympics website, refusing to admit a Davis Cup tennis player, and slandering the Olympic logo for being “racist,” Iran’s latest flaunt is its threat to sue Google. Why? … More

    PODCAST: Jonah Goldberg on 'The Tyranny of Cliches'

    In a special Heritage podcast, political commentator and author Jonah Goldberg discusses his new book, The Tyranny of Cliches, How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. Click here to listen. How does one respond to the cliche that it’s better that 10 guilty men go free than one innocent … More