You have the passion. You have the energy. And you are committed to turning back the statists and their plans to “transform” America into a country you and the Founders would no longer recognize. Now let The Heartland Institute help you communicate the principles for which you fight. We will ship the following booklets to you free of charge to share with other Tea Party Patriots at your meetings and rallies. These brief, easy-to-read materials will arm you with facts and solutions – and leave you more informed on the issues than your average member of Congress. Order as many as you need – dozens, hundreds, even thousands – to help fan the flames of liberty across America. Click on the book titles to learn more about them and order your copies below.
The Obamacare Disaster This study is a comprehensive review of the Act and an early appraisal of its likely effects. It is the second report by the author on Obamacare, the first being a critique of bills still being debated by Congress in August 2009. Most of the bill’s provisions, except its tax increases, do not go into effect until 2014. So what follows is like a visit from the ghost of Christmas Future, shadows of what will be, but do not have to be, if we will change it. Obamacare instead could be repealed and replaced with far superior reforms…which in fact are the author’s recommendations. Click herefor more information on The Obamacare Disaster.
The Patriot’s Toolbox is an indispensable guide to public policy for patriot-activists in the Tea Party movement as well as for candidates for public office, incumbent office holders, civic and business leaders, and journalists assigned to cover the movement. It consists of ten chapters addressing the most important public policy issues of the day: education, health care, entitlement reform, environmental regulation, and more. Each chapter is an updated version of booklets previously published by The Heartland Institute in its Legislative Principles series. Together, they provide 100 practical, evidence-based principles for solving the nation’s biggest social and economic problems. Click here for more information on the Patriots Toolbox. Click herefor more information on the Patriots Toolbox.
10 Principles of Health Care Policy Obamacare is now the law of the land, but it is not to late to roll it back. This booklet explains that health care is a service, not a right – and that government was an impediment to improving health care in America long before President Barack Obama signed his signature bill. By unleashing the power of the free market, Americans can experience better medical services at lower costs, without putting the government in charge of our health care. (33 pages) Link to PDF Version
10 Principles of Energy Policy
Congress appears poised to pass a “cap-and-tax” bill this year, despite warnings it would cause even more economic hardship for American citizens and businesses. This booklet explains why “energy independence” is an illusion, global warming is not a crisis, and nearly every energy policy cooked up in Washington over the past decade is wrong-headed. America’s energy market has the solutions, if only government would stop adopting harmful policies. (30 pages)
10 Principles of School ChoiceSince 2002, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs. This booklet lays out the argument for why sensible school reform requires allowing parents the right to choose, letting funds follow the child, and forcing schools to compete. (29 pages)
10 Principles of PrivatizationIn recent decades, privatization has gone from a somewhat “radical” concept to a popular and well-proven public management tool. Heartland researchers document the successful privatization of airports, electric and telecommunications utilities, prisons, schools, transportation, and many other services. Yet not all privatization is good for taxpayers. This booklet reflects the privatization lessons learned by governments in the United States and around the world and lays out a practical guide of best practices. (28 pages)
10 Principles of Telecom Policy The Federal Communications Commission is determined to make itself relevant in the ever-changing digital age. And that means it wants to start regulating the Internet in overbearing ways even Congress dare not try. This booklet explains how a truly “free” and “open” Internet is one free of bureaucratic meddling and a top-down “net neutrality” regime. Heartland scholars also explain how government needs to dismantle outdated telecommunications regulations and let the market bring down prices and increase the quality of service. (30 pages)
10 Principles of State Fiscal PolicyState budgets across the country are bleeding red ink, with seemingly no end in sight. This booklet presents a pathway toward sound fiscal policy – from “Above all else: Keep taxes low” to “Protect state employees from politics.” The booklet also contains an extensive bibliography for further research, including many links to documents available on the Web, and a directory of the Web sites of national organizations that support sound fiscal policy. (19 pages)
10 Principles of Higher Education ReformThe dissemination and expansion of knowledge is important to the advancement of our civilization and our nation’s economic productivity, yet the cost of that effort is considerable and rising dramatically. Better efficiency in delivering higher education would increase the nation’s economic growth and living standards.
10 Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance Regulation We wrote this guide for three reasons: because insurance is an important economic activity; because it is regulated almost entirely at the state level and is thus of particular concern to state legislators; and because we hope a look at the principles behind insurance regulation will encourage state regulators to create freer marketplaces for consumers and insurers. (28 pages) Link to PDF Version
10 Principles for Improved Business Climates The “business climate” of a nation, state, or city refers to the combined effect on businesses of public policies, natural endowments, and other assets that affect business start-ups and profitability. A good business climate encourages existing businesses to grow, people to start new businesses, and national and international businesses to invest in an area. A poor business climate does the opposite.
10 Principles for Federal Tax Policy This booklet focuses on the federal income tax, since this tax collects by far the most revenue and affects the most people in the United States. However, the ten principles presented here apply to any tax system, whether national, state, county, or local. Because income taxes are more likely to violate these ten principles than taxes on other things, elected officials at every rung of the federalism ladder should consider replacing income taxes with other types of taxes.
Global Warming: Facts vs. Faith“The politicization of science is tantamount to killing it,” writes Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham. “It is our collective responsibility to champion the use of responsible science to inform politicians. There are hopeful signs that some true believers are beginning to harbor doubts about anthropogenic global warming. We can only hope the focus of the discussion returns to scientific evidence before we have perpetrated an economic disaster on ourselves and generations to come.” (18 Pages)
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