Podcast by Pioneer Institute
The HubWonk Pioneer Institute
Podcast by Pioneer Institute
Episode 156: Dodging Debt Default: Who Won Congressional Cage Match Compromise
Joe Selvaggi talks with CATO Institute’ budget expert Chris Edwards about the details of the newly passed Fiscal Responsibility Act, which avoids crossing the debt ceiling in exchange for slowinf spending growth.
Episode 155: Tilting Offshore Windmills: Speaking Truth to Ratepayers
Joe Selvaggi talks with energy economist Dr. Jonathan Lesser about the chasm between the promises and realities of offshore wind projects, including the likely increased costs passed to electricity consumers and taxpayers.
Ep. 154: Picking Patient Pockets: Exposing Insurance Schemes Targeting Orphan Diseases
Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s senior healthcare fellows Dr. Bill Smith and Dr. Robert Popovian about their white paper "Out-of-Pocket Pirates: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and the Confiscation of Out-of-Pocket Assistance Programs." This episode explores what consumers and regulators can do to ensure those with rare diseases are not left without assistance.
Ep 153: Policy Viewpoint Diversity: Liberating Counterweight to the Disempowerment of Anti-Racism
Joe Selvaggi talks with York College of Pennsylvania Associate Professor Eric Smith about the disempowering effects of modern anti-racism movement and the challenges for thought leaders who espouse more constructive narratives.
Episode 152: Bank of Big Brother: Exploring a National Digital Currency Future
Joe Selvaggi talks with financial privacy and digital currency expert Nicholas Anthony of CATO Institute Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives about the potential benefits and risks were the U.S. to adopt a national digital currency.
Episode 151: Transparency, Please! MBTA Resists Disclosure of Arbitration Award
Joe Selvaggi talks with attorney for Pioneer Public Interest Law Center (PPILC) John La Liberte, about the work he did to successfully gain access to the MBTA retirement fund’s arbitration agreement after a seven-month legal struggle.
A superb podcast
I just discovered this gem as the host had a guest describing “Lost, Not Stolen”
I am an avid listener of podcasts. I like the format of Hubwonk and hope the host will continue to develop his strong voice. Whether intended or not, the fact that they have launched during the Covid 19 crisis has made this fresh perspective and extremely relevant guests a welcome addition to my own personal feed. While I am listening from Massachusetts, the themes in the show should earn some listeners from beyond our commonwealth.
Joe is doing a great job focusing on the important differences these local companies are making. In this time of pandemic, it is critical for government and business to work together to effect change, and you get a sense of how that happens at Hubwonk.