Joseph Bast

Joseph Bast is president of The Heartland Institute, a 30-year-old national nonprofit organization based in Chicago. He is the coauthor or editor of 21 books, including The Patriot’s Toolbox (2010), Education and Capitalism (2003), Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism (1996), and Why We Spend Too Much on Health Care (1993). He is the founding publisher of five monthly public policy newspapers sent to the nation’s national, state, and local elected officials. His writing has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily