Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Massachusetts Plans to Squeeze Doctors to Control Health Care Costs

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Josh Archambault to discuss the Massachusetts effort to manage health care costs by squeezing the state's doctors, how it will impact the quality of care, and whether the national discussion on Obamacare will influence the legislature's final product.

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Jay Cost Talks Spoiled Rotten

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Jay Cost to discuss his book, the history of the Democratic party's patronage system, and the state of modern Democratic politics.

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Syria, Iran and an Explosive Middle East

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Peter Brookes talks about the latest developments in Iran, response to the Syrian massacre and the explosive situation in the Middle East.

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The Politics of Government Investment

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to honor our military and take about a new study examining the relation between corporate political connections and government investment.

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Greece’s False Austerity is a Lesson for Washington

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the false austerity in Greece, how Washington should learn from this example and the perils of Keynesian economics.

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A Closer Look at Mitt Romney’s Education Plan

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Joy Pullman, to discuss Mitt Romney's education plan, his school choice proposal, and how he would change higher-ed.

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A Nation of Heretics

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Ross Douthat to discuss his book, how American Christianity has gone astray, and the deeply troubling consequences for American life and politics.

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Catholics Sue to Stop HHS Birth Control Mandate

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Michael Hernon of Franciscan University, to discuss the Catholic lawsuit over the HHS mandate that religious institutions provide coverage of birth control and why Franciscian became the first Catholic institution to drop health insurance for students over the HHS mandate.

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Why Did the Facebook IPO Stumble?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Greece's potential exit from the Euro, Nasdaq's Facebook problem and why the Facebook's IPO failed to impress.

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The Facebook IPO

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Facebook's IPO, why it may be over-valued and the process of an IPO.

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Ted Cruz: Senate is the Battleground for Conservatives

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ted Cruz to discuss his campaign, a response to recent attack ads, and the importance of a conservative caucus in the U.S. Senate.

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Our Tech Obsessed Culture

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Dr. Larry Rosen to discuss his book on tech addictions, how to recognize them, and how to lessen any unhealthy dependency that we may have on technology.