Right-to-work works, and light rail doesn’t because of math

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
The numbers don’t add up when you look at the cost of light rail or the cost of unionization.
In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, we look at right-to-work and the impact of unionized “deadweight loss”, and the high cost of a new light-rail project in Minnesota.
Plus why is it [...]

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Is this the end of Obamacare’s ‘devil’s bargain?’

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
It’s not a constitutional question, but a question of cost that could finally spell doom for Obamacare.
Watchdog Radio sits down with the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro, who says a recent court ruling could be the end of the “devil’s bargain” that is at the heart of the Affordable Care Act.
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Believe me now? Another report says defined benefit pensions are unaffordable

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
At this point it may be more of a headline if a study found defined benefit, public pensions were affordable.
In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Eric Boehm takes a look at the latest data that points to the same old conclusion: states can’t afford their pension debts.
Plus, why is [...]

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Obamacare’s math problem

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
Obamacare has another math problem. A new study questions how the brutal number crunching of Medicaid expansion could hurt the people who Medicaid is supposed to help.
Plus, Watchdog Radio examines why there’s another push from Democrats on Capitol Hill to overturn the Citizens United decision, and how this push focuses [...]

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Cities shouldn’t fear the bankruptcy ‘reset button’

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
Detroit is not just an example of how defined-benefit pensions can ruin a city. As State Budget Solution CEO Scott Moody says, Detroit is also perhaps the example of how cities and states can hit “the reset button.”
On the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Benjamin Yount and Eric Boehm also [...]

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Small town, little library, big government

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
You usually learn a lesson when you read a book. But a Kansas 9-year-old learned his lesson when he tried to give away books.
In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Benjamin Yount looks at the lesson of big government being taught at the Leawood little library.
Plus ALEC gets a new [...]

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