Rank #1: Ep. 3: Killing Jobs & Playing Favorites: Meet Pa.’s Tax Code
The result? Entrepreneurs and job-seekers are taking their talents to other states.
What’s the solution?
Jared Walczak of the non-partisan Tax Foundation says simplification and neutrality are the keys to a tax structure that promotes, rather than stymies, business investment. We talk to Jared about what Pennsylvania can learn from North Carolina, which is enjoying a boom after responsibly reforming its tax code.
Pennsylvania suffers when politicians try to pick winners and losers, but broadening our tax base and reducing rates for everyone will make us more competitive.
Visit www.taxfoundation.org for more from Jared Walzcak.
Sep 06 2016
Rank #2: Ep. 4: Why Charter Schools—and School Choice—Matter
For many of these kids and parents, charter schools are a lifeline to a safer, better future. But charter opponents call them a drain on traditional public schools and give a national spotlight to charters that have failed.
In this week's episode of Commonwealth Insight, we talk with Nina Rees, president & CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, about why charter schools matter, what to do about failing charter schools, and the elements that bring success to a charter school.
Then, James Paul, a senior policy analyst and education expert for Commonwealth Foundation, joins to discuss school choice in Pennsylvania—and why claims that choice drains resources from schools don't pass muster.
Sep 20 2016
Rank #3: Ep. 6: Matt Lewis on the Roots of Conservatism
Political commentator Matt Lewis, author of “Too Dumb to Fail,” answers these questions and more in our latest episode. Matt argues that to stay relevant, conservatives must overcome the media’s soundbite culture and advocate for long-term policy solutions consistent with the values of our nation’s founding.
Read more from Matt at The Daily Caller or The Week.
Oct 18 2016
Rank #4: Ep. 5: Understanding America
Oct 05 2016
Rank #5: School Choice: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Jan 22 2020