Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Coffee and Market’s 2012 “It’s a Major Award” Show

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to hand out some awards for the less than stellar performances of Mitt Romney, Sandra Fluke, the European Union, the Republican Party. We also thank all of you for listening and wish you a Merry Christmas.

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The Big East Break-Up and the Changing Economics of College Sports

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Dan Levy to discuss the recent breakup of the Big East conference, what this means for the basketball schools that departed and the handful of football schools that are left.

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What is Marriage?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Ryan Anderson to discuss his new book, "What is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense," how the President's evolved opinion of marriage is impacting the debate, and why the role of the state is a critical component in the definition of marriage.

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Are We Close to a Fiscal Cliff Deal?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Conn Carroll to discuss the latest proposal in the never-ending Fiscal Cliff negotiations, whether Republicans would except a tax hike as part of a deal and if Boehner may lose his speakership.

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There Is No Easy Answer to Prevent Another Sandy Hook Style Tragedy

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the terrible tragedy in Connecticut on Friday, why the media's portrayal of mass murders is inaccurate and why there is no easy policy solution to prevent these kinds of tragedies.

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The Fed Ties Printing Policy to Unemployment Rate

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Fed's decision to tie its money printing policy to unemployment, the long-term effect on the market and the Fed's outlook for the economy.

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89 Days into a Lockout, Does the NHL Need to Adapt to Survive?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Eric McErlain to disscus the 89-day NHL lockout, the impasse the players and owners are facing, and how the NHL may have to change in order to survive once they return to the ice.

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Andrew McCarthy on Terrorism, the Arab Spring and False Democracy in the Middle East

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Andrew McCarthy to dices his experience prosecuting the terrorists, his new book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, and what roles Egypt and Turkey will play in the Middle East.

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It’s Time to Make Major Changes to Social Security

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by David John to discuss how a change to a "Chained-CPI" within Social Security would impact the program and its bottom line, and how needed changes to Social Security would help our critical fiscal problems.

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Does the Fed Think That Big Banks Are Too Big?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a new move by the Federal Reserve in their battle with big banks, what this means for Too Big to Fail and why the Washington environment matters.

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Why a Falling Birthrate is Terrible News for an Already Hurting Economy

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the November jobs report, America's falling birthrate in this recession and why it's terrible news for our economy.

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Americans: Don’t Touch My Entitlements!

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss recent polls showing Americans want entitlement reform, but not entitlement reforms that impact them, and skyrocketing insurance premiums under Obamacare and the implementation of state exchanges.