Rio Grande Foundation Tipping Point Radio Show

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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010 In Depth on Right to Work

Rather than the usual interview format Paul and Dowd go in-depth on a particular issue. Not surprisingly, that issue is "Right to Work." Why is the issue so important to the Rio Grande Foundation? What is the history of "Right to Work" for public an private sector...

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009 Free Trade and New Mexico

Paul and Dowd are back this week and they discuss the importance of free trade and their "Free Trade Fact of the Day" project to remind New Mexicans of the importance of free trade to their families and the State economy. They provide an update on the latest county...

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008 Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care

Dowd interviews attorney and physician David Hyman, co-author of the new book "Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care." Topics covered include Medicare's "efficiency," the problem of third-party payment, and the promise of market-oriented healthcare....

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007 Bureaucrats Behaving Badly and the 2nd of July?

Dowd talks to Path Three Marketing's Wally Drangmeister (whose assistance with Tipping Point New Mexico: The Podcast is invaluable), asks whether Independence Day shouldn't be celebrated on July 2nd, describes the taxation/regulation of fireworks, and delivers the...

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006 Family Prosperity Index and NM

Paul and Dowd interview Scott Moody, co-author of the Family Prosperity Index. New Mexico ranks a dismal 50th in the Index. Why? Why does it matter? What can be done to change the situation? This show connects the breakdown of the family, crime, and New Mexico’s poor...

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005 Supreme Court Tax Ruling and NM and more

Paul and Dowd discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on state's ability to tax online sales and how taxpayers will fare, the Albuquerque City Council's decision on Top Golf (par for the course), gross receipts tax rate increase and New Mexico's population trends compared...

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