106 episodes

Podcast by Pioneer Institute

The HubWonk Pioneer Institute

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Podcast by Pioneer Institute

    Ep. 106: Forsaking Massachusetts’s Miracle: Risking Our Future With Past Mistakes

    Ep. 106: Forsaking Massachusetts’s Miracle: Risking Our Future With Past Mistakes

    This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with Greg Sullivan, Senior Fellow at Pioneer Institute and author of Back to Taxachusetts?, about the link between Massachusetts’s decision to reduce tax rates and a generation-long economic renaissance - and the reasons why new taxes such as the proposed, so-called "Fair Share Amendment" risk taking us back to economic stagnation or decline.

    • 37 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 105: Doctors With Borders: Curing Shortages with International Lifeline

    Hubwonk Ep. 105: Doctors With Borders: Curing Shortages with International Lifeline

    Joe Selvaggi talks with Cicero Institute’s Jonathan Wolfson about the growing doctor shortage and the potential to alleviate the crisis by tapping the global supply of well trained physicians eager to find safety and freedom in the US.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 104: Progressive Policy Study: Californians Dreamin’ While Jobs and People Leavin’

    Ep. 104: Progressive Policy Study: Californians Dreamin’ While Jobs and People Leavin’

    Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with California Policy Center president Will Swaim about how the state’s ambitious policies have combined to stick its residents with the highest cost of living and a tax regime that discourages investment, innovation, and its vital entrepreneurial class.

    • 49 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 103: Student Debt Cancellation: Paying For Your Neighbors' College Education

    Hubwonk Ep. 103: Student Debt Cancellation: Paying For Your Neighbors' College Education

    Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with education financing expert Mark Kantrowitz about the $1.6 trillion in U.S. public student debt - who owes it, who stands to benefit from the Biden administration's recent promise for across-the-board student debt reductions, and what strategies are available to target only those most in need.

    • 49 min
    Hubwonk Ep. 102: Invisible Hand Revealed: Economic Lessons in Everyday Life

    Hubwonk Ep. 102: Invisible Hand Revealed: Economic Lessons in Everyday Life

    Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with Matthew Hennessey, Wall Street Journal editor and author of Visible Hand, A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market, about how the principles of economics manifest themselves in our every day lives and how we can use that insight to better understand our personal and civic choices.

    • 40 min
    Hubwonk Ep 101: Zoning Reform Revisited: Local Control Determines How, Not If, Housing Gets Built

    Hubwonk Ep 101: Zoning Reform Revisited: Local Control Determines How, Not If, Housing Gets Built

    Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer research analyst Andrew Mikula about the need for affordable housing near the mass transit network and the requirements and local design opportunities of the 3A zoning reform law.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

VitoVeritas ,

Fresh Perspective

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.

LS DC ,

Great idea

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.

Sal from Cambridge ,

Much Needed Voice for Policy Innovation in Boston

Great idea to do this, Joe Selvaggi and the Pioneer Institute. I’ve enjoyed the first two episodes which already display a broad range of topics. Something like this has been needed for a long time.

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