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Dean Zerbe: Internet Taxation Not Likely Despite Pressure For it

BTN PODCAST - Despite a flurry of newspaper editorials, lobbying by the nation's largest retailer, and Internet taxation bills from Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois and other lawmakers, there's little chance we'll see a national bill become law, says Dean Zerbe, managing director of Alliantgroup and former tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee who helped shape the 2001 and 2003 federal tax cut laws.

Chester Finn Jr: Eliminate School Districts?

SRN PODCAST - Chester Finn Jr. joins the School Reform News podcast to discuss why he thinks the nation's 14,000 school districts should largely be eliminated to "reinvent local control." Finn is the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. Find a copy of the National Affairs article he discusses here.

Tom Tanton: Renewable Power

ECN PODCAST - Energy analyst Tom Tanton explains the shortcomings of wind and solar power.

Neal McCluskey: America's 'Morbidly Obese' K-12 System

SRN PODCAST - President Obama is stumping for his new jobs bill--but can it coax America's economy back to life? Neal McCluskey of the Cato Institute joins the School Reform News podcast to examine the numbers in the president's plan, how schools have used such dollars in the past, and suggest some ways for the federal government to help K-12 education get healthy and slim.

Maureen Martin on Medicaid and the Supreme Court

HCN PODCAST - Maureen Martin discusses the Supreme Court's Medicaid case.

Phil Krinkie: Hypocrisy in Support for Subsidies for Minnesota Vikings

BTN PODCAST - Politicians on the Right and the Left display hypocrisy when they agree to subsidize billionaire sports teams owners, says Taxpayers League of Minnesota President Phil Krinkie, whose organization is fighting for local citizens to have a vote on a proposal for a local sales tax to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
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