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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.

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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194 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Linda J.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband, Craig Jones and I have been associated with the Heartland Institute since the late 1980's. Craig wrote a policy paper for Heartland and we found them to be knowledgeable and professional.

Individual liberty is a core value of Heartland, shared by like minded citizens and should be championed continuously.

Linda Jones

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the past few years I have seen great work coming from this organization, especially in the area of health care. Their ideas are fresh, forward looking, and thoroughly researched. They are very good at collaborating with health care professionals, patients, and other organizations interested in securing best care for those who need it, and communicating those needs and solutions through multiple platforms.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is easily the most underrated think tank in America. Based in Chicago, they are free of the "groupthink" that infects the many Washington -based think tanks of either left or right. When nobody wanted to touch the scientifically intricate issue of global warming/climate change, it was the Heartland Institute who took a leadership role and held a series of annual conferences where scientists could present and discuss actual measurements of data pertaining to atmospheric physics and planetary cooling. This was in sharp contrast to the elegant global gatherings where people were taught to believe in the output of computer programs that made frightening predictions far off in the future. I have attended nearly all of those Heartland conferences, and learned important new facts at each conference. When I need accurate information on a particular point, I turn to one of the Heartland volumes in the series "Climate Change Reconsidered." I have found them to be clearly written and focused on data, rather than resorting to claims of "consensus." Heartland provides much-needed balance to the international debate on the changing climate.
Thomas P. Sheahen, Chairman, S E P P

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known the Heartland Institute for over 20+ years. I have worked with just about
everyone on their team and their levels of professionalism and hard-work ethics far
exceeding anyone's expectations. Heartland Institute leadership in the climate change
arena is known nationally and internationally and the Heartland Institute International
Climate Change Conference is a must-attend event whenever they are being held.

Sam K.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is a strong and dedicated advocate for free-market solutions to the nation's problems.

Anthony W.3

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have personal experience with Heartland spanning over a decade. One thing impressed me more than anything when I visited their offices in April 2019. They had notices posted in every office to remind their employees of their duty to the truth.

I don't think I've ever seen that in any other organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

According to third-party polling, Heartland is the most influential free-market organization on a dollar for dollar basis. If you want to expand freedom in America, Heartland is the best investment you can make. Freedom for all!

Donor

Rating: 5

Great “bang for your buck” — the staff is hard-working and makes the most of its budget. Mission-driven, no wasted motion here. Their research, writing, events, and social media efforts (including great podcasts and videos) are top-notch.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very focused on solutions for all, not special interest groups. Great publications. Responsive.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is a great organization that strives to promote free-market solutions to public policy problems in the United States. Their work on stopping socialism is top-notch.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is a wonderful organization that cares about people and their freedom. They publish very meaningful and policy changing work. Kudos to Publications and Editorial!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you support limited government, free markets, and individual freedom, there is no better place to donate than The Heartland Institute!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is an organization that promotes free market policy and is a cornerstone to freedom and limited government. Thanks for all you do to promote liberty.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization. Provides quality, transparent research on leading issues in America.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

A purveyor of fossil fuel propaganda, contrarian science, junk science, and fake news to purposely broadcast disinformation and dupe the undereducated and ill-informed. A fraudulent and charlatan faux nonprofit masquerading as a source of information. Obviously no due diligence was done prior to publication on your platform. Do not trust the information put forth under the guise of being science research or analysis.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

Although I appreciate the need for encouraging free market capitalism, I am concerned that pushing false information about climate change will ultimately have a negative impact on the conservative economic aims of this organization. Opinions on what should be done about global warming (which clearly exists and humans are clearly responsible) need to be carefully examined and subject to wide analysis. But you cannot have your own science and trying to do so destroys the credibility of conservative aims. Heartland looks in horror at the proponents of solutions like the Green New Deal but it is hopelessly ineffective to fight those proposals by pretending scientists are caught up in ideology thus are blinded to climate reality. This will not work. I was once a Republican but with the distortions and false attributions made about real climate scientists pushed by Heartland, I will now vote Democratic in future elections.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Heartland for more than 25 years on many different subjects in the US and internationally. They are without a doubt the leaders in collating and publishing the real science of climate change, and are involved in many other topics as well. I look forward to continued collaboration with Heartland as we work to provide reliable and factual information to the public and leaders in government and industry.

Dave H.7

Advisor

Rating: 5

This website is where I can trust the presentation of contemporary issues in an objective, critical and studied way. This is one of the few public service websites that truly serves the public interest. That is why I agreed to serve as a volunteer advisor to the Institute.

Dave Harbour

Ron A.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a nonprofit executive, it was my good fortune to be given a sabbatical from the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise for a couple of years with Heartland Institute at the request of then-president, Joseph L. Bast, a long-time friend. The Institute was expanding its excellent publication system of periodicals, reports by noted scientists, books and peer-reviewed studies. It was time to disseminate information online and use a new style of website. Bast sought my advice working with the communication staff responsible for the new website. I had developed a method of exposing anti-free market operations, detailing their funding sources, lobbying plans, policy methods and other inside facts of opposition influence instruments. The Heartland staff liked the idea and adapted it to their goals. Working with them was like building a new space probe with NASA: a busy crew of experts were plowing new territory and trying every new idea but keeping only the good ones. The website master plan was to provide news and analysis, but also something new: detailed graphic profiles of the opposition's groups, organizations and networks, exposing where the funding came from and went, who was doing what, and why they did it. The result was a day by day online graphic view of Heartland's work on public policy, and its companion, a new library stocked with literature including the opposition - like a donated rare collection of the complete works of Lenin. When my job was finished, I had given my best ideas to Heartland, but I took away more good ideas that they taught me. As I departed, I saw their website was given the perfect name, "Left Exposed."
Ron Arnold

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I've had many years of experience with Heartland Institute's projects and people that provided reliable information and helpful references while I served as a columnist with the Washington Examiner and others newspapers, and as an author of numerous books. The ability of its communications crew in data mining is outstanding. Their digging into hidden nefarious activities and front groups and their money sources for difficult exposes is timely and useful. Heartland's outstanding critiques of questionable climate science and their superior publications on the topic have no equals. Most of my colleagues in the media have followed my advice to consult Heartland source materials first, and thank me for the tip.

Mike T.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I do a lot of speaking and some consulting on climate and energy issues. Whenever I am unsure of my data or need confirmation of information, Heartland Institute has always been there with a complete complement of knowledge, information, and analysis this in incomparable! These guys are the best in their field!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of the Heartland Institute since 2007, as a financial donor as well as an active participant in the field of climate and energy issues. Heartland exhibits an unwavering adherence to the principles of free enterprise, factual analysis, and honesty in their efforts to educate the public and political entities. By sponsoring climate/energy conferences and outreach programs to political office holders, Heartland provides a unique public service by countering the biased media where political cronyism, anti-science dogma, and emotional rhetoric have become so prominent.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland is a unique oasis of scientific integrity and a source of reputable data and experts devoted to independent thought, covering in depth topics ranging from climate, public education, to health, transportation and more.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland's programs deliver the free-market message where it counts-- where public opinion is shaped.

Prof. Steve H. Hanke
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Brian F.3

Advisor

Rating: 5

Heartland does an excellent job of pulling from the vast experience of its advisors. They have experts in almost every area that can make informed public comments, perform policy analysis, and serve as a resource for the media.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute provides timely and well-researched information on issues like climate, economics, or other societal issues to lawmakers, policy makers, and the general public. They promote free-market solutions to many of the issues that face society today. Their advisors are well-respected in their fields of expertise.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute has been doing great work for many years educating people about a range of issues from the economy, to education, to the environment. They provide a much needed perspective that is not available from other institutions that does not appear in many 'mainstream' news and media outlets. They are a valuable resource for people and policymakers alike.

Advisor

Rating: 5

A great source of honest and sophisticated info and analysis on many topics, most especially on climate change.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have followed Heartland's work for many years. It has been a leader of the thoughtful, rational wing of the conservative movement, retaining the faith that solid scientific and analytic work can, in the end, prevail over the sound bites and hysteria that threaten to engulf us.

Heartland's work on climate change has been especially important, as it has been a bulwark for those scientists of integrity who resist the massive forces of cronyism and rent seeking that much of the environmental movement has morphed into,

Institutional courage seems rare these days, so Heartland should be treasured.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland Institute is a national treasure. They have a top level staff dedicated to presenting the truth about numerous subjects of great national interest. Besides staff they have several hundred affiliated scholars, who contribute their expertise through articles and commentary on recent events in the news. Their energy conferences are top notch and much needed in a world that sometimes seeks to suppress valuable information about energy and the environment. These conferences are so good that those who have a different view are afraid to participate and engage in a free debate. Heartland has had substantial influence at the national level in a number of areas, but probably most notably in energy and the environment.

Full disclosure: I am a former professor (25 years) and have decades of experience in the regulatory area related to energy. I have about fifty publications (academic journals and OpEds). I often review for academic journals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartland provides outstanding information and analysis on many of the critical issues confronting America. I get their printed and digital issues and my wife and I usually read cover to cover.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland's research is spot on and covers a wide range of subjects. Their books on "Climate Change Reconsidered" are a must have resource for anyone looking for a balanced discussion on climate change.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In one of the bluest areas of the country, the Heartland Institute is a shining beacon of sensible conservative and scientific thought. The Institute's work on climate change -- exploding the shoddy methodology and assumptions of the alarmists -- is some of the best in the world. The research it sponsors and the speakers for whom it provides a forum are indispensable if common sense, tradition, and the things that have made this country great are to prevail.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is involved in many issues such as climate science, energy policy, education, taxes, etc. It is the premier organization in the world on providing information on global warming (climate change) and energy policies resulting from global warming scenarios. This information has been of great assistance to the U. S. government in providing responses to various alleged global warming threats. President Trump and members of Congress have advisers who are affiliated with The Heartland Institute as employees and policy advisers. In addition, The Heartland Institute mails out monthly or semi-monthly policy papers to about 8000 elected officials throughout the United States.

Dr. James H. Rust, professor of nuclear engineering (ret. Georgia Tech)

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a retired Georgia Tech engineering professor with an engineering Ph. D. who has worked in energy areas for more than 50 years. The Heartland Institute is the best source in the country for information on climate science and the folly of abandoning our abundant, inexpensive fossil fuels of coal, oil, and natural gas. The present technical state of renewable energy sources of solar, wind, ethanol from corn, and other biofuels demands too much land areas and are too expensive to provide the increases in lifespan, good health, ease of transportation, and comfortable living provided by fossil fuel energy. The public needs to study these issues and provide the vigilance needed to prevent climate alarmists from seizing control of the nation.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is doing the all-important work of promoting limited, responsible, government that supports free markets and the rule of law. They are also the world's leading advocate for the true science behind some of the most pressing issues of our times, to include climate change, energy, and environmental quality. I am proud to be one of their advisors and wholeheartedly lend my support their critical mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A growing number of today's generation is less concerned about historical facts than they are on today's opinions. The opinion that humans are controlling the Earth's temperature is growing among the uninformed. Today's public has been evolving from facts to opinions. Heartland Institute has for years been the prime example of sticking to facts. We should continue to support that commitment . Walter Cunningham

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute conducts hard hitting, incisive research with a conservative perspective on a wide range of important policy issues. I am honored to be associated with them as a policy advisor.

1 Tom H.4

Advisor

Rating: 5

Heartland are THE world leaders in the promotion of a realistic approach to energy and environmental policy. In particular, their Climate Change Reconsidered series of reports at www.climatechangereconsidered.org are the most important contribution to the climate debate made by any group, anywhere. Check out any of their reports on this amazing web site. I interviewed Dr. Sterling Burnett of The Heartland Institute to discuss global warming and government climate change policy on my podcast at http://thinkradio.ca/index.php/our-shows/exploratory-journeys-with-tom-harris/85-exploratory-journeys-003. Listen in. When you hear Dr. Burnett's interview, you will quickly see why Heartland is so effective.

Dustin C.2

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great provider of pro-liberty information on a wide range of topics, including education, healthcare, the environment, and state governance. Heartland is very influential among state legislators and boasts an impressive network of academic subject experts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is THE world’s top climate realist think tank. The second best one isn’t even close.

Ralph B.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland's courageous willingness to confront spurious conventional wisdom -- and to "speak truth to power" as a counternarrative -- in which it allowed me to pay a role in advocating the gold standard during the Trump transition team -- earns it five stars.

Bob Z.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A very important supporter of scientific method and credible analysis of regulatory science, and particularly in relation to climate modeling and catastrophic predictions.

Larry S.2

Advisor

Rating: 5

Have been involved with Heartland for years. Great organization, great people who cover education, climate change et al. with scholarship, data and honesty. All of which are in short supply these days.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization with many strengths! They hold some of the most Impactful conferences.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a long-time energy economist in Canada and a close follower of the work and publications of the Heartland Institute, I always have been impressed by the quality of the analysis done by the Institute and its dedication to both evidence-based policy and adherence to democratic principles. I attended the Institute's 13th Conference on Climate Change in Washington recently. There, I heard several outstanding presentations. In my view, the Heartland Institute is one of the premier public policy think tanks in the world.

Allen M.2

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute provides trustworthy, indispensable resources and information about some of the most pressing issues facing civil society today.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been using the Heartland Institute's resources for many years.

The most noteworthy thing about that great work is that Heartland tackles really tough, high value-added, controversial issues.

Heartland makes a lot of people mad because they often throw a wet blanket on poorly conceived, politically-correct work such as impending doom, again, from climate change. We need more wet blankets like that.

Heartland develops efficient policy options for real policy options, and they know how to get the word out!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rational, intelligent, wise, caring. A great counterweight to the intentionally misleading hyped up media that fills heads with spin and propaganda. So glad that Heartland is there making sense in a country that is, for want of a better term, gone far astray from where it should be.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Heartland works from sound principles of economics and from non-coercion.
In a world of increasing progressive mentality of coercion and control, we need Heartland to teach people that the progressive philosophy is a philosophy of violence and war, not peace.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland is one of the few organizations that has the courage and conviction to take on the climate alarmists with fact-based analysis. Keep up the good work.

Roy W. S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit provides valuable guidance to policy-makers at low cost with a focus on the values dear to everyday Americans. Their influence is huge compared to their size.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Heartland provides fundamental analysis of issues which matter to those who celebrate freedom and prosperity in America.

Advisor

Rating: 5

They are expert, smart, tireless and indefatigable.

In the face of massive monied Leftist opposition - they remain strong...and always correct.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland is a great research organization and resource advancing free market ideas and solutions in many important policy areas.
I love their research and know many in and outside of government find it very useful and high impact.
Count me as a longtime Heartland Institute fan. Scott Cleland, Precursor LLC and NetCompetition

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a staff member of Heartland at two different periods, and continue to be involved with the organization. It's one of the most effective free market think tanks in the country, and continues to do vital work that helps to shape public policy in all fifty states and on the national level.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Speaking for Heartland conferences is such a pleasure. They are organized, responsive and professional.

Bill E.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Heartland gets to meat of issues with genuine academic research and well-written policy guides. They afford advisors the freedom to pursue their own positions on issues, which further improves the veracity of their work.

Jorge David C.

Advisor

Rating: 5

¡Heartland Institute is a great non profit because its programs and actions are morally acceptable and its finance administration is transparent and efficient!

Benita D.

Advisor

Rating: 5

In the face of vitriolic allegations and false accusations, Heartland's scholars and staff soldier on in an amazing battle to ensure fact-based policy proposals get a hearing. They stay above the fray and they are quick to lend their experts and expertise to policy organizations in need counsel and research. I am so grateful for their voice of reason in a cacophony of shrill emotionalism.

Advisor

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization for in-depth analysis of today's policy issues. Their publications are relevant and insightful. Highly regarded.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is one of the top free market thinks in the U.S. Heartland brings the key policy issues with market-based solutions to the public in a way that is easy for everyone to understand--the man on the street, legislators and staff, the media, and policy entrepreneurs can understand and use in their own research and communications.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland is your best source for news on school choice!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartland is a great organization that focuses on its mission and speaks for (and to) an often ignored voice in America.

Bob D.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great organization that covers a wide range of issues!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heartland consistently stands on the right side of issues pertaining to the prosperity of mankind.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute stands tall for freedom, demonstrating the way that free markets and individual liberty can solve many social and economic problems. They publish well-researched materials at an astonishing pace, bring together people from across the country for informative events, and help policymakers understand the key issues at stake.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Heartland Institute is a great think tank, consisting of extremely talented and highly-qualified experts. Heartland's experts always publish high-quality research with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are definitely a group to look toward for sound advice regarding public policy.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Heartland does an excellent job discovering, explaining, publicizing, disseminating, and advocating for policy innovations that increase individual liberty and economic well-being while solving social and environmental problems at all levels of government. Heartland practices what it preaches, maintaining an efficient, energized, expert staff on a lean budget.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I find Heartland's publication about the Environmental Protection Agency and fiscal/budget polices most informative and useful. Articles are precise and relevant to the issues of the day. Heartland informs readers of contrary or unreported news in Big Media. It is such an important voice in the Global Warming Controversy where extremists dominate the issue in most major media. Heartland helps save America from their program of shutting down or preventing major infrastructure projects in America. My articles on EPA are on the web if one searches for jon utley EPA.
by Jon Basil Utley, Publisher, The American Conservative

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great effective research and writing on critically important policy issues.