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Tuesday, April 19
Small Business Owner Explores Connection Between Tax Rates And Job Growth

Small Business Owner Explores Connection Between Tax Rates And Job Growth
Democrats and Republicans are arguing over income tax rates on the highest earners as part of the solution to deficit reduction. Republicans adamantly argue that the income tax disproportionately hits small businesses, which make of the bulk of job creation. My next guest kept hearing this claim and was curious about its accuracy. As the CEO of Waltham-based Scudder Bay Capital, Bryan Ganz is that small business owner everyone keeps talking about. His medium Waltham-based residential mortgage investment firm is precisely the “engine of job growth” that is theoretically going to stop hiring and investing if marginal tax rates go up by 4.6%.  But since, he says, he NEVER takes the top marginal tax rate info account when deciding whether to hire more employees, he thought he better do some research and he joins me now to explain what he found.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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