HEARTLAND INSTITUTE

Rating: 4.79 stars   66 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services

Location: One South Wacker Drive Suite 2740 Chicago IL 60606 USA

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The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and devoted to research and education. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an economist and researcher, I find The Heartland Institute is consistently at the forefront of all organizations in providing practical research that promotes prosperity for individual states as well as for the nation as a whole.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an ordinary citizen and utility rate payer, I am interested in climate and energy issues. Heartland's internet newsletters have been a tremendous source of information and real scientific evaluations to counter the government hype and interference making our utility rates soar for no detectable environmental benefit. Heartland scientists have focused a bright light on fraudulent hype coming out of the UN and the US Government.

I was able to attend the 2014 Climate Conference in Las Vegas. It was so well done, accessible, and affordable for an average person to attend. The lectures and printed materials were invaluable.

Heartland provides a wealth of printed material at no or low cost for us to distribute to legislators and others. They have been a great assistance in helping us develop strategies for working with our legislators and others on energy issues.

Heartland is just a great organization!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a novelist, I've read numerous Heartland Institute reports for research. My novel, The Carbon Trap incorporates information provided on their outstanding website.

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I'm pleased to have the opportunity to offer Heartland info on how the 'industry corrupted skeptic climate scientists' accusation implodes under hard scrutiny, and enviro-activists make a monstrous self-damaging mistake when they think my work implies that I'm on Heartland's payroll.

Heartland itself isn't paid or directed to lie and mislead, they are a bulwark against anti-science, anti-intellectual notions about catastrophic man-caused global warming, and eventually historians will view Heartland for what it is and for the bravery required to do what was needed to be done. Their effort to give skeptic climate scientists a larger voice, and to give people like me the same opportunity to point out fatal faults in the political side of the issue is one that every critical thinker should commend and endorse.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Heartland Institute is involved in a variety of projects. As a retired Georgia Tech nuclear engineering professor, I have great interest in energy policy. Unfortunately for the United States, its energy policies have been hijacked by the global warming scare claiming carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is causing catastrophic global warming. The Heartland Institute does the best job of any organization in the world to educate the public about the science of climate change and the role of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels having a negligible effect on global warming (climate change).

James H. Rust, Professor of nuclear engineering

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1 people found this review helpful

The Heartland Institute is an oasis in a desert. They have very creatively put together a group of creditable experts in a number of criticle disciplines that can weigh in on issues that are plaguing
our society. Most of the issues are created in Washington by persons that "don't know what they
don't know". I am amazed by the amount of information that is assembled for publications that
deal with Environment (Climate Control), Education (Core Curriculum) and Budget & Taxes
(Pensions). Joe Bast and his staff put it all together for those of us that still believe that the best
Government is the one that governs least.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the distinct pleasure of attending several events at the Heartland Insitute. The Institute provides a valuable service by bringing in experts that in most cases debunk what is reported in newspapers and on TV. The meetings are informative and from my perspective unbiased. Attending them is a good use of my time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Heartland Institute does an excellent job of providing a clear-thinking free market perspective in many different policy fields. Joe Bast and his colleagues are conscientious and provide a valuable service by offering clear communication of information that is often not available elsewhere in the same compiled form (that is, unaltered by media forces that selectively omit or distort facts that are inconvenient to their agendas). Heartland's network of policy advisors with relevant expertise add to the substantive content and varied perspectives offered in Heartland's resources.

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1 people found this review helpful

As a state legislator, I greatly appreciate the research and perspective that I gain from Heartland’s publications. I find several of their publications to be invaluable sources on many subjects that concern our state. The Heartland staff is helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient. Overall, Heartland enables me to be a more informed legislator.

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