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Benjamin Domenech: Don Berwick Steps Down

HCN PODCAST - Ben Domenech discuss the departure of Don Berwick from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, his controversial views on government controlled healthcare, and how his legacy will be impacted by the fate of Obamacare.

Bryan Caplan: The Case Against Education

SRN PODCAST - Author and economics professor Bryan Caplan joins the School Reform News Podcast to make The Case Against Education, also the title of his upcoming book. Many educators, particularly college professors, cannot possibly teach students the skills they need for employment, he says, which is a good reason to rethink education subsidies and the push for all students to attend college or even learn the same things. Find Bryan online at EconLog and his personal website.

Roy Cordato: Don't Reform the Corporate Tax, Repeal It

BTN PODCAST - The corporate income tax causes businesses to raise prices to consumers, lower wages and benefits to workers, and pay lower benefits to shareholders, who include nearly anyone with a retirement account, says Roy Cordato of the John Locke Foundation in North Carolina. He explains why North Carolina, which has the highest corporate tax rate in the Southeast, needs to end the tax.

E.J. McMahon: Ending New York's 'Temporary' Income Tax Hike Would Send Good Signal

BTN PODCAST - Higher taxes on upper-income earners in New York are supposed to expire at the end of the year, but government labor unions and many Democrat lawmakers prefer to extend the high taxes. The Manhattan Institute's E.J. McMahon says ending the increases would send a good signal to entrepreneurs. Extending them would drive more job-creators out of state.

Carrie Severino: Should Elena Kagan Recuse Herself?

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech speaks with Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network on whether Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the SCOTUS hearings on Obamacare.

Andrew Biggs: Are Public School Teachers Overpaid?

SRN PODCAST - A new study employing a more complex comparison concludes that teachers earn one and a half what comparable professionals do, amounting to overcharging taxpayers approximately $120 billion a year. Andrew Biggs, a study coauthor and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins the podcast to discuss his findings and respond to criticism against them from the American Federation of Teachers.
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