A way to bend the cost curve up

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Minimum staffing provisions in public sector union contracts…

Health Care Econ-101 For Governor

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During an appearance on WTKK-FM today, Governor Patrick dipped…

CMS Ignites ACO (Accountable Care Organizations) Debate

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Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Medicaid’s Drug Problem: $329 million a year

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I have blogged before about the problems that we have here…

Teacher pensions: Answering Your Questions

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Last week, I blogged on teacher pensions and the piece drew…

FactCheck.org: ‘RomneyCare’ Facts and Falsehoods

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A reporter from FactCheck.org visited Pioneer's office a couple…

Relearning the Lesson

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Its been painful to watch the situation with Transportation Secretary…

Obamacare superstar sales team goes missing

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Here’s yet more evidence that, in the year since Nancy Pelosi…

No answers from the Know Nothings

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Boston and Massachusetts as a whole have made some strides…

What's a retiring teacher's pension worth?

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TRAIN CRASH - Watch more Funny Videos Well, that’s an easy…

The New Monopoly and the Ballot Initiative

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Here is testimony I submitted today to the Election Laws Committee…

Public pension tension is warranted

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Interesting juxtaposition in the Globe recently on public pensions. First…

It's not where the gov is, it's the business climate

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The timing was lousy. Gov. Deval Patrick was on his big “trade…

Bill Gates doesn't like liberal arts, Steve Jobs does

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So Bill Gates lets us all know what he really has in mind on…

Hollowing out our cities

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So today we learn that Massachusetts’ cities continue to…

Finding Money for the Convention Center

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The Convention Center Authority convened a panel of the city's…

Some thoughts on parochial schools

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March 17th marked St. Patrick’s Day. Today, Glen Johnson…

On radiation in Japan

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Decidedly not a Pioneer topic, but one that is on the minds of…

Evolution in Performance Management

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StatNet - a performance management system of government performance management programs - is helping to improve the effectiveness of local government. This evolution - from managing performance locally to sharing data to establish industry benchmarks - has the potential to revolutionize municipal management.

Asleep at the wheel – mid-race

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Everyone outside of the Dome knows that Massachusetts is in…

Report Urges Reforms to Massachusetts Connector

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Pioneer Institute lays out seven steps to correct the Connector’s over-reliance on revenue generated from subsidized insurance products, and aid the small business community.

VIDEO DEBATE: Obamacare One Year Out

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With the one year anniversary of the passage and signing of the…

2011 Hewitt Health Care Lecture

Pioneer Institute’s 2011 Hewitt Health Care Lecture at Harvard Medical School focused on the passage of the federal health overhaul, and featured a debate between two of the nation’s preeminent health policy experts: Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former advisor to McCain for President, and Dr. Jonathan Gruber, advisor to President Obama.

Dumping Massachusetts’ Know-Nothing Amendments: Church, State, and School Reform

Pioneer released a research paper on Massachusetts Catholic schools, giving them high marks for providing a high-quality education and a safe learning environment for poor and working-class families at a substantially lower cost than the average public school’s per-pupil expenditure.

Boston School Lottery and the Globe

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The Globe is doing a full 'package' on the Boston school lottery…

The Compensation Conundrum

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While the public and the media have been quick to criticize the…

American Exceptionalism

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American exceptionalism does not spring from our economic or military power but rather from America's pioneer spirit.

We may need someone to monitor Monitor

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(Image from Mother Jones) The Boston Globe piece by Farah Stockman…

Bill Gates is Wrong!

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UPDATE: His TED talk just went up. Well done overall and worth…

Memo re: public dancing

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MEMORANDUM To: Former Pioneer executive directors Re: Attempts…