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Interview with Paul Bassman

Who'd insure Burning Man, an annual 50,000 person bacchanal in the Nevada desert that culminates in a giant sculpture being set on fire? This week on the FIRE podcast Paul Bassman, president of CSI Insurance, talks with host Arin Greenwood about the ins and outs of festival insurance, including how Burning Man gets insurance but why festival insurers hate camping, rap, and hard core metal.

Senator John Barrasso: Ramifications of the Berwick Recess Appointment on Doctors

Ben Domenech interviews Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming regarding the recess appointment of Donald Berwick, and what ramifications it holds for doctors in rural areas.

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.
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