HEARTLAND INSTITUTE

Rating: 4.71 stars   79 reviews 3,666

Issues: Education, Human Services

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

Mission:

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.


Programs: The Heartland Institute publishes four national monthly newspapers covering free-market ideas in school reform, environmental protection, health care finance, and tax and budget matters. Heartland also publishes three policy newsletters, addressing the digital economy; lawsuit abuse; and public policy from a free-market multicultural perspective. It also publishes a members' newsletter. Heartland has a substantial presence on the Internet (http://www.heartland.org), including PolicyBot -- the Internet's largest collection of free-market public policy research. Eight Heartland Senior Fellows travel the country giving speeches to audiences of all sizes. Heartland also publishes occasional books and policy studies and hosts seminars and other events.
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Rating: 5 stars  

"Hahahahahaiii" 's comment was useful to me in that he hung himself. I have a biology degree with geology. I tend to think in units of 1,000 yrs. or more. Climate has changed many times, sometimes drastically in the history of the planet. Is human activity that much of an effect? I doubt it, strongly.

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This is the biggest load of BS I've ever seen. It's a bunch of rich Americans trying to get richer by doubting climate change to save the petroleum industry. It disgusts me how inaccurate their articles are and how they try to confuse the public about global warming.

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I've been an email subscriber for several years. I find their reporting; their analysis to be spot-on and the most timely, informative alternative to the socio-fascist print and electronic propaganda!! Go HEARTLAND!!

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Heartland Institute provides the most reliable information on school choice and climate change of all the organizations I follow. Heartland analysts defend their positions against anyone, any where and any time and rarely are found wanting. By the way, Koch Industries employ more than 50,000 Americans in high paying industrial jobs. For our welfare state correspondents, that alone is reason enough to vilify.

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Heartland Institute is a breath of fresh air in the midst of a political culture of silencing critics. It offers opinions not freely expressed in the media. Facts and actual information is so helpful when dealing with the issues of supposed global warming.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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I became acquainted with Heartland when I served in the NH Legislature as someone left their newspaper for us in the anti room. Most interesting was the researched articles that gave more information on how laws were being introduced by special interest groups and what facts they may have uncovered. While I always try to read both or many sides of an issue I also like groups who do not go to the pocket book of the taxpayer. So I have continued to read and digest their well researched articles and am hopeful they will continue providing other information.

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As a former legislator and a member of Women in Government I found the research from the Heartland well done and balanced the more biased information I received from Women in Government. I like knowing there is a place I can turn and trust the research of information I get.

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Heartland is ,for me, is enough reason for Chicago to exist. Most of what comes from the windy city is just wind!
If you value honesty, facts and accurate information Heartland is a must. With so much non-scientific drivel out there Heartland is a island of sanity.
Education, climate and budgetary issues all get an honest treatment with real Austrian economics instead of surreal Keynesian fantasy economics.
A GREAT source of unbiased, factual scientific information for those with enough education to realize the difference

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This wonderful organization is a great source of unbiased scientific data that debunks much of the junk science and politically motivated deception that currently masquerades as truth.

If you'd like to know the whole truth and see the big picture, you'll enjoy their work.

If your mind's made up and you don't want your favorite sacred cow deflated by the truth, you may not love them.

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I sent $2 each to the Democratic and Republican parties so that I could get their words of wisdom about the other party. Wow. What an eye opener. The words used by republicans to describe the democratic party were spirited, but the words used by democrats to describe republicans were very similar to those used by the Fascist Exposer. I wonder if he writes for them? Logic and facts are not nearly as useful to destroy as stuff you can make up.

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