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Leadership, the Biggest Deficit Right Now

February 25th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss defense spending, fiscal policy as a national security issue and the role of the Comptroller General.

Marrying Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth

February 19th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss Concord’s focus in 2020 and beyond, a fiscally responsible economic growth agenda.

Opportunity Costs and Heroic Assumptions

February 12th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Diane Lim, Economist Mom and director of outreach and senior advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model. They discuss the President’s budget proposal, the opportunity costs of an unchecked national debt and why budget deficits still matter.

Choppy Waters Ahead

February 5th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Ashley Hunt, a partner in the Iowa-based PR and government affairs firm LS2. They discuss the Iowa Caucus, how the recent Congressional Budget Office budget outlook might impact whoever is president come 2021 and how workforce growth and productivity could impact the economy.

Spending Smarter vs. Spending More

January 29th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Ben Ritz, director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future. They discuss a preview of PPI’s report on 2020 presidential candidate policies and pay-fors, as well as the Congressional Budget Office’s latest 10-year federal budget outlook.

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers (Again)

January 22nd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and National Field Director Phil Smith. They spend the program answering a wide range of fiscal-policy related questions submitted by listeners in this second annual Q&A session.

Grassroots, Granite State

January 15th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord Fiscal Lookout John Bohm from Virginia. Smith provided an update on Concord’s nationwide grassroots efforts, Bohm shared a bit of his history that reaches back to one of Concord's co-founders, and they both shared their experiences during the New Hampshire Primary and the recent College Convention.

An Intergenerational View: The National Debt

January 9th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute and Ben Ritz from the Progressive Policy Institute. During this 100th episode of Facing the Future, they discuss a topic Bixby, Riedl and Ritz will focus on during a panel at the College Convention in Manchester, NH, titled 'An Intergenerational View: The National Debt.' The College Convention hosts hundreds of students from around the nation and takes place every four years leading up to the first-in-the-nation NH Primary.

2019 Highlights: Concord’s Economic Growth Agenda

January 1st, 2020

In the second week of this special edition of the show, which reflects back on 2019, Chase replays an October program in which Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby joins him to discuss Concord's new fiscally-responsible economic growth agenda. The conversation covers key topics like health care, workforce development, R&D investment, Social Security and immigration reform.

2019 Highlights: Remembering Alice Rivlin

December 26th, 2019

Chase begins a two-week special edition of Facing the Future where he reflects back on shows from 2019 that contain good reminders as the year comes to a close and also help set the stage for 2020. In this episode, he replays a program from May that remembers the late Alice Rivlin, featuring Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby as host, National Field Director Phil Smith, 'Economist Mom' Diane Lim and AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters, all former colleagues of Rivlin.