June 20, 2002

Phil Primack (Freelance writer, Boston)

The Rappaport Institute Breakfast Briefing offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to discuss issues of immediate concern for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Greater Boston. This discussion about whether Massachusetts public policy would be improved by the creation of a publicly financed, independent "think tank" along the lines of the General Accounting Office or the Congressional Budget Office featured panelists Sam Tyler of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Bob Costrell of the State Office of Administration and Finance, and Robert Tannenwald of the Federal Reserve Bank. Phil Primack, journalist and author of a five-page briefing on the topic, moderated the discussion.