Today on Boston Public Radio:
Jonathan Gruber explained the economics behind condominiums, from condo ownership to building expenses. He also argued for stronger protections for homeowners in the event of major structural repairs. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. He was instrumental in creating both the Massachusetts health-care reform and the Affordable Care Act. His latest book is "Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream."
Next, we talked with listeners about their experiences with condo boards and condo ownership.
Juliette Kayyem talked about the challenges rescuers are now facing in Surfside, Fla. She also discussed the Rise of the Moors standoff on I-95. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz discussed her decision to run for governor, citing inequity across the state as one of the deciding factors in launching her campaign. Chang-Díaz is running for governor of Massachusetts on the Democratic ticket.
Corby Kummer talked about a change in tipping etiquette during the pandemic and a decline in Sweetgreen orders coinciding with the rise of working from home. He also discussed the Washington Farm Bureau lobbying against health protections for emergency workers. Kummer is the executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Art Caplan shared his thoughts on low vaccination rates in the face of the delta variant of COVID-19. He also talked about medical conservatorships following increased scrutiny of and investigations into the conservatorship of Britney Spears. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.
We wrapped up the show by asking listeners what their metric for health and fitness is.