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022 Free Trade Talk with Donald Boudreaux

Paul and Dowd talk free trade with George Mason University economist and prominent blogger Donald Boudreaux. Among the issues discussed are how to think about international trade? What are the benefits to trade? What could happen to the US economy and stock markets if...

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020 Lujan-Grisham’s and Pearce’s Education Reform Ideas

Paul and Dowd discuss the details of both New Mexico gubernatorial candidates education reform ideas. Not surprisingly, there are big differences between Lujan-Grisham’s and Pearce’s plans. Paul and Dowd offer their analysis and insights on the plans presented as well...

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019 ABQ More Money Fewer Cops, Gas Tax, RTW and BBB

Paul and Dowd discuss New Mexico’s gas tax and the State’s infrastructure system as a whole (also whether a gas tax hike is needed). It was another big week for Right to Work with San Juan County becoming the 8th New Mexico county to adopt an ordinance. Missouri also...

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018 Spaceport Transparency and Southern NM Politics

Paul and Dowd interview Heath Haussamen, editor and publisher of NMPolitics.net. Topics covered include Heath’s struggles to bring transparency to “Spaceport America,” the demographics and politics of south-central New Mexico, and the contest to replace Steve Pearce...

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017 “Green Jobs”, Medicare for All and Amtrak

Paul and Dowd discuss “green jobs” vs. real energy employment in the Land of Enchantment, some very poor “reporting” on Holtec International’s plan for spent nuclear fuel in the southeast corner of New Mexico, the costly pointlessness of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, and...

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014 Education Policy and Looming Population Problems for NM

For the interview segment: Dowd and Paul interview Matthew Ladner, PhD a Senior Research Fellow with the Charles Koch Institute. Ladner has worked extensively on public policy in New Mexico including education policy. Specifically he connected Gov. Susana Martinez...

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013 Air Quality Study, Inadequate Education Funding and More

For the news of the week discussion, Dowd and I discuss the Air quality in the Four Corners. Environmentalists keep harping on the air and methane, but what do groups that actually study the issue have to say? NM's unemployment rate recently dropped to 4.9%. What is...

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Paul’s July 18, 2018 Interview on KSVP Radio

On this week's interview, Paul discusses: Eddy County adopts Right to Work. What can they expect? Sierra and Roosevelt counties are considering Right to Work as well. What's going on with them? Does Gov. Martinez support Right to Work? What is the State of New Mexico...

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