Facing the Future

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Millennial Perspective: Climate Change and National Debt

November 13th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Stuart Butler and Tim Higashi, a senior research analyst at Brookings. They discuss a recent forum exploring Millennials' attitudes toward the national debt and climate change, as well as related research.

Shutdown, Tax Cuts and Medicare For All

November 6th, 2019

This week on Facing the Future, guest host Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition is joined by the Senior Vice President and Director of Research at The Committee for Economic Development, Joe Minarek. Tune in to hear them discuss Medicare For All, potential new tax cuts on the horizon and more.

Trust Fiscal Facts

October 30th, 2019

Guess host Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby talks with Josh Gordon, former Concord policy director and current Executive Vice President at Free the Facts. They discuss the final 2019 budget numbers, the bipartisan TRUST Act, and Josh's new organization.

Reforming the ‘Third Rail’ of Politics

October 23rd, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Sr. VP and Sr. Policy Director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Marc Goldwein. They discuss Social Security reform and how it fits into Concord's new fiscally responsible economic growth agenda.

Fiscally Responsible Economic Growth

October 16th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss Concord's new fiscally-responsible economic growth agenda, which concerns key topics like health care, workforce development, R&D investment, Social Security and immigration reform.

Missed Opportunity Costs

October 9th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model Diane Lim. They discuss missed opportunity costs created by a large-and-growing national debt, perennial budget deficits and interest on the debt.

Interactive Budgets

October 2nd, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Policy Analyst Phil Sletten. They discuss interactive budget exercises, similarities and differences between state and federal budget processes and the impact federal policies can have on state budget decisions.

Reforming Health Care, Restoring Bipartisanship

September 25th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, former Congressman and Ambassador Dick Swett and Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute Joe Antos. They discuss bipartisanship, political dysfunction, a new report on health care reform from AEI and the Brookings Institution and more.

Making Fiscal Policy More Real, Relatable

September 18th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Senior Policy Fellow in Economic Freedom at Americans for Prosperity Alison Acosta Winters and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model, and Economist Mom, Diane Lim. They discuss the work of PWBM and AFP on economic and fiscal policy and determine that a new "Fiscal Wake-up Tour" is needed.

Boosting Productivity to Grow the Economy

September 11th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Dr. Robert Atkinson. They discuss ITIF's recent plan calling for and outlining an increased commitment by the federal government to research and development.