Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Blue Collar Intellectuals

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Daniel Flynn to discuss technology's disruption of a society where the everyman sought out high culture, and when intellectuals sought to formulate discourse with the everyman.

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Medicare Has Spent a Quarter-Billion Taxpayer Dollars on Penis Pumps

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Medicare's quarter-billion dollars spent on penis pumps for elderly men, how this is indicative of larger Medicare fraud and how lobbyists perpetuate the system.

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Enron’s Collapse and The Death of the Private Sector

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Europe's potential political merger, the ten year anniversary of Enron's collapse, and evidence the American private sector has been dying since the 1960's.

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8.6% Unemployment Rate Isn’t as Good as it Sounds

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss today's unemployment report, the record duration of unemployment, and why the headline number of 8.6% isn't as good as it sounds.

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Government Controlled Healthcare Champion Don Berwick Steps Down

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and 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.