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Mark Robyn: Sales Tax Holidays Help Politicians, Not Shoppers

Mark Robyn says sales tax holidays do nothing to boost retail sales or economic growth, burden small retailers by adding complexity to tax collections, and can distort consumer behavior in ways that help sales of some items at the expense of others.

Todd Myers: Green Building Codes

Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, talks about green building codes and related environmental issues.

Interview with Dan Mindus

This week on the FIRE podcast Arin Greenwood talks about angel investing with Dan Mindus, vice president of the New Vantage Group. Arin also announces the launch of Out Of The Storm News - www.ootsnews.com - the Center for Finance, Insurance and Real Estate's new magazine.

Interview with Randolph J. May, president, The Free State Foundation

In this week's podcast, Randolph J. May, president, The Free State Foundation, speaks with Bruce Edward Walker, managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News, on the Federal Communications Commission's new Web site on which it is explicitly stated that it does not regulate the Internet -- despite its concerted push to enact net neutrality.

Common Core Calamity in California: An interview with the Hoover Institution's Bill Evers

School Reform News Managing Editor Ben Boychuk discusses the deficiencies of the Common Core State Standards' math frameworks with Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers. He was one of only two dissenting votes against the standards on California's State Academic Content Standards Commission.

SmartGirlPolitics podcasters: Thoughts on the Berwick Recess Appointment

On this week's Health Care News podcast, Ben Domenech talks with the SmartGirlPolitics podcasters about the recess appointment of Donald Berwick -- what his renomination means, whether he'll get a hearing, and what kind of CMS director he'll be through 2011.
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