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Marching Toward a Technological Tyranny - In The Tank #416
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo are joined by author Michael Ashley for episode 416 of the In The Tank Podcast. Michael Ashley, author of the new book Neuromined: Triumphing Over Technological Tyranny, joins ITT to talk about the potential future we seem to be headed toward. What does liberty look like in a world of AI, data collection, social credit scores, self-driving cars, CBDCs, and other developing technologies?OPENING CHIT CHAT - WOULD YOU VOLUNTEER? Daily Star - Elon Musk's Neuralink looking for people to trial its brain-computer chiphttps://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/elon-musks-neuralink-looking-people-30983996 PRIMARY TOPIC - MARCHING TOWARD A TECHNOLOGICAL TYRANNY Neuromined: Triumphing Over Technological Tyrannyhttps://www.amazon.com/Neuromined-Triumphing-over-Technological-Tyranny-ebook/dp/B0CCK6MNM6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1Z6M4K4V9IPAB&keywords=neuromined&qid=1695229204&sprefix=neuromined%2Caps%2C90&sr=8-1 NYT - I.R.S. Deploys Artificial Intelligence to Catch Tax Evasionhttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/08/us/politics/irs-deploys-artificial-intelligence-to-target-rich-partnerships.html The Blaze - Amazon confirms it shut down man’s smart home after delivery driver wrongly accused him of making racist remarkhttps://www.theblaze.com/news/amazon-confirms-it-shut-down-mans-smart-home-after-delivery-driver-wrongly-accused-him-of-making-racist-remark G20 Calls for Global Regulation for AI, Including Regulations that Will Force AI to Advance UN SDGshttps://www.g20.org/content/dam/gtwenty/gtwenty_new/document/G20-New-Delhi-Leaders-Declaration.pdf DAVOS WATCH - G20'S PROPOSED DIGITAL ID The Epoch Times - G20 Announces Plan to Impose Digital Currencies and IDs Worldwidehttps://www.theepochtimes.com/article/g20-announces-plan-to-impose-digital-currencies-and-ids-worldwide-5489947?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport The Blaze - G20 proposes digital ID similar to COVID-19 passport system to 'further financial inclusion'https://www.theblaze.com/news/g20-proposed-policy-digital-id Canadian Bankers Assocation - Canada's Digital ID Future - A Federated Approachhttps://cba.ca/Assets/CBA/Documents/Files/Article%20Category/PDF/paper-2018-embracing-digital-id-in-canada-en.pdf World Economic Forum - A Blueprint for Digital Identityhttps://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_A_Blueprint_for_Digital_Identity.pdf
Biden Impeachment Incoming? - In The Tank #415
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 415 of the In The Tank Podcast. There has been a steady stream of stories coming out over the past several months relating to potential corruption involving President Biden and his son Hunter. It appears as though we might be reaching a tipping point as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy opened an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. How likely is this to go anywhere? Will this dredge out even more information? Will this have an impact on the election? The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT - SOCIALISM 2023 CONFERENCEWashington Stand - ‘Public Education Needs to be a Site of Socialist Organizing’: ALA Presidenthttps://washingtonstand.com/news/public-education-needs-to-be-a-site-of-socialist-organizing-ala-presidentSocialism 2023 Conference panelshttps://socialismconference.org/2023-schedule/Panels include:- "Family Abolition Today"- "Kids as Comrades"- "Radical Drag Show"PRIMARY TOPIC - BIDEN IMPEACHMENT INCOMING?AP News - What’s ahead now that Republicans are opening an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Bidenhttps://apnews.com/article/hunter-biden-congress-oversight-republicans-impeachment-57c5b1b40d19ede4ecf7fde08c027ceeNational Review - White House Sending Letter to News Outlets Urging Them to ‘Ramp Up’ Scrutiny of GOP over Impeachment Inquiryhttps://www.nationalreview.com/news/white-house-sending-letter-to-news-outlets-urging-them-to-ramp-up-scrutiny-of-gop-over-impeachment-inquiry/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=breaking&utm_campaign=newstrack&utm_term=32695645The Federalist - Impeaching Biden Is The Right Call, But Don’t Stop With Himhttps://thefederalist.com/2023/09/13/impeaching-biden-is-the-right-call-but-dont-stop-with-him/DailyMail - Chuck Schumer echos well-known Donald Trump talking point characterizing the Republicans' impeachment of Biden as a WITCH HUNT as other Democrats slam the inquiry as illegitimatehttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12510647/Chuck-Schumer-echos-known-Donald-Trump-talking-point-characterizing-Republicans-impeachment-Biden-WITCH-HUNT-Democrats-slam-inquiry-illegitimate.htmDAVOS WATCH - G20 SUMMIT REVEALS ECONOMIC BATTLE WITH CHINAWhite House (Sep 9, 2023) - FACT SHEET: President Biden and Prime Minister Modi Host Leaders on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investmenthttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/09/09/fact-sheet-president-biden-and-prime-minister-modi-host-leaders-on-the-partnership-for-global-infrastructure-and-investment/ NPR - Biden said the G-7 would counter Chinese influence. This year, he'll try againhttps://www.npr.org/2022/06/24/1106979380/g7-summit-2022-germany-global-infrastructureCNBC - G-7′s infrastructure plan offers an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in a ‘deliberate way’https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/28/new-g-7-infrastructure-plan-offers-alternative-to-china-belt-road-.html
COVID Strikes Back - In The Tank #414
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 414 of the In The Tank Podcast. It appears more and more that we are venturing into a new era of COVID restrictions. President Biden stated his intention to seek additional funding to develop a new COVID vaccine. Fauci was recently on CNN promoting masking up. And more schools and venues are imposing COVID mandates. Also, there are many signs the government is willing to use new tools and strategies to enforce harsher COVID lockdowns. The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT – ADMISSION: NARRATIVE OVER CLIMATE SCIENCE The Free Press - I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Publishedhttps://www.thefp.com/p/i-overhyped-climate-change-to-get-published PRIMARY TOPIC – COVID STRIKES BACK Fox News - Biden plans to ask Congress for funding to develop new COVID vaccine, may recommend shot for allhttps://www.foxnews.com/health/biden-plans-ask-congress-funding-develop-covid-vaccine-require-shot Fox News - Maryland public elementary school reinstates COVID mask requirements, orders some kids to wear N95 maskshttps://www.foxnews.com/us/maryland-public-elementary-school-reinstates-covid-mask-requirements-orders-some-kids-wear-n95-masks NYP - Fauci roasted as ‘fraud’ and ‘liar’ after being confronted with damning study on maskshttps://nypost.com/2023/09/03/dr-fauci-gets-roasted-after-being-confronted-with-damning-study-on-masks/ The Hill - America desperately needs a bipartisan pandemic post-mortemhttps://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/3882707-america-desperately-needs-a-bipartisan-pandemic-post-mortem/ NYT - N.Y.P.D. Will Use Drones to Monitor Labor Day Celebrationshttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/01/nyregion/drones-labor-day-nypd.html Bloomberg - Church Sues California County Over Alleged Covid-19 Geofencinghttps://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/church-sues-california-county-over-alleged-covid-19-geofencing DAVOS WATCH #3 – IN THE FUTURE, YOU’LL OWN NOTHING (HOUSING) Axios - The problem with America’s high homeownership ratehttps://www.axios.com/2023/08/26/housing-crisis-homeownership-nimby-mortgage-rates Bloomberg - U.S. Moves Toward Home ‘Rentership Society,’ Morgan Stanley Sayshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-07-20/u-s-moves-to-rentership-society-as-owning-tumbles-morgan-stanley-says Benzinga - Institutions Set To Own 40% Of Single-Family Rental Homes — How Can You Get Your Share?https://www.benzinga.com/real-estate/22/08/28584067/institutions-set-to-own-40-of-single-family-rental-homes-how-can-you-get-your-share Bloomberg - America Should Become a Nation of Rentershttps://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-17/america-should-become-a-nation-of-renters
Climate Action 'Requires Global Cooperation (China)' - In The Tank #413
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Linnea Lueken present episode 413 of the In The Tank Podcast. Climate Czar John Kerry recently discussed the importance of China's cooperation in the fight against climate change. Kerry is not wrong, but how far is the U.S. willing to go in order to keep China happy? Rumors are swirling that China is building a super dam near the border of India, potentially igniting a geopolitical fire between the two countries. Also, what role is BlackRock, the corporate face of climate action, playing in China when it comes to energy production and finance? The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT - CHICAGO MAYOR BLAMES KIA FOR CRIME WAVE Red State - Mayor of Chicago Sues Automakers for Making Cars Too Easy to Stealhttps://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2023/08/30/mayor-of-chicago-sues-automakers-for-making-cars-too-easy-to-steal-n2163225 Fox 32 - Mayor Johnson mocked for suing automakers for car thefts: 'The numbers speak for themselves'https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/brandon-johnson-kia-lawsuit-car-thefts PRIMARY TOPIC - CLIMATE ACTION REQUIRES GLOBAL COOPERATION NPR - John Kerry says U.S. can't reach climate goals without global cooperationhttps://www.npr.org/2023/08/27/1196251259/john-kerry-says-u-s-cant-reach-climate-goals-without-global-cooperation Asia Nikkei - China can't just keep building the world's biggest dam in secrethttps://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/China-can-t-just-keep-building-the-world-s-biggest-dam-in-secret NYT - After Covid, China’s Leaders Face New Challenges From Floodinghttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/world/asia/china-flooding-sichuan-chongqing.html Select Committee on the CCP - "Unconscionable to Profit From Fueling China's Military" - Select Committee Launches Investigation Into BlackRock & MSCIhttps://selectcommitteeontheccp.house.gov/media/press-releases/unconscionable-profit-fueling-chinas-military-select-committee-launches DAVOS WATCH - 21st CENTURY COLLECTIVIZED AGRICULTURE Fox News - Two dozen Republicans call on Biden to disavow John Kerry's remarks targeting food productionhttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/two-dozen-republicans-call-biden-disavow-john-kerrys-remarks-targeting-food-productionReuters - EU okays $1.61 billion for Dutch government to buy out farmers, reduce nitrogenhttps://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-okays-161-bln-dutch-govt-buy-out-farmers-reduce-nitrogen-2023-05-02/WEF - Food Innovation Hubshttps://www.weforum.org/communities/food-innovation-hubs-partners-groupIIH - The Netherlands and the World Economic Forum Launch Food Innovation Hubs Initiative (2021)https://investinholland.com/news/the-netherlands-and-the-world-economic-forum-launch-food-innovation-hubs-initiative/ WEF - Green Returns: Unleashing the Power of Finance for Sustainable Food Systemshttps://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/green-returns-unleashing-the-power-of-finance-for-sustainable-food-systems
COVID 2023: The Election Variant? - In The Tank #412
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 412 of the In The Tank Podcast. There has been a wave of stories coming out sounding the alarm on yet another dreaded COVID variant. In light of this news, we are already seeing the return of some mask mandates and other restrictions. Additionally, there are supposed TSA whistleblowers claiming we will soon be entering another era of full-fledged COVID prevention policy. How likely is this? Have we not learned anything from our last go-around? What are the political implications of a return to COVID lockdowns? The ITT crew discusses this and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT – DEBATES AND TRUMP The Hill - Trump, Tucker Carlson to release interview as debate begins on Fox Newshttps://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4166135-trump-tucker-carlson-interview-debate-begins-fox-news/ PRIMARY TOPIC – COVID 2023: THE ELECTION VARIANT? CNN - Scientists race to understand highly mutated coronavirus variant spotted in four countries, including the UShttps://www.cnn.com/2023/08/18/health/coronavirus-variant/index.html Reuters - US CDC says new COVID lineage could cause infections in vaccinated individualshttps://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-cdc-says-ba286-covid-variant-could-cause-infections-vaccinated-individuals-2023-08-23/ The Gateway Pundit - Biden Regime to Reinstate COVID-19 Restrictions Beginning with Mask Mandate as “COVID Cases Rise”, Say TSA and Border Patrol Whistleblowershttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/just-time-election-biden-regime-reinstate-covid-19/?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral Newsweek - Did Face Masks Help Fight COVID? Scientists Want You To Wear Yours Againhttps://www.newsweek.com/face-masks-work-covdi-19-1820510 NYP - Georgetown University mandates masks for students during in-class instructionhttps://nypost.com/2022/08/25/georgetown-university-mandates-masks-for-students-during-in-class-instruction-amid-covid-19-cases/ DAVOS WATCH – THE FUTURE OF URBAN CONSUMPTION The Federalist - These 14 American Cities Have A ‘Target’ Of Banning Meat, Dairy, And Private Vehicles By 2030https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/19/these-14-american-cities-have-a-target-of-banning-meat-dairy-and-private-vehicles-by-2030/ C40 Cities – The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5C Worldhttps://expose-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Arup-C40-The-Future-of-Urban-Consumption-in-a-1-5C-World.pdf
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.
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