Facing the Future

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Favorable Position, Unsustainable Policy

July 14th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, Jim Capretta, and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss current fiscal and economic policy, entitlement programs, health care and even the federal debt limit.

CBO Director on the Good, Bad and Uncertain

July 7th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Congressional Budget Office Director, Phil Swagel, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss CBO’s recent update to its 10-year economic outlook and the latest happenings in the Congressional appropriations process.

QUEST: Out of the Trough, Into the Unknown

July 1st, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Bob Carroll, co-director of EY's U.S. National Tax Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group (QUEST). They discuss QUEST’s latest economic update and the industry and workforce disruptions brought on by COVID-19.

What an Economic Recovery Plan Could Look Like

June 24th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by former economic adviser to President Obama and Harvard Professor, Jason Furman, as well as Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss where recent COVID-19 relief packages by Congress have focused spending and what Furman and other leading experts believe a successful economic recovery could look like.

Avoiding Myths and Mistakes After COVID-19

June 17th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas. They discuss fiscal policy in the era of COVID-19, national-debt related myths, as well as what is happening on The Hill with emergency relief legislation, marquee bills and even unemployment insurance.

Post-Pandemic Tax Policy

June 10th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Dr. Diane Lim, director of outreach and senior advisor for the Penn Wharton Budget Model and Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former Congressional Budget Office director. They discuss the current state of the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential shape of a recovery and what post-pandemic tax policy might look like.

What are You Going to Do?

June 3rd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord Fiscal Lookouts, Brad Keithley and Bill Greenlaw. They discuss the Fiscal Lookout program, Brad and Bill's grassroots experiences in Alaska and New Jersey and how listeners can make their voices heard and effect change.

Pandemic’s Impact on Social Security

May 26th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Nicko Gladstone, a research analyst with the Bipartisan Policy Center, Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Policy Director Tori Gorman. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact the Social Security trust funds and legislative updates from Capitol Hill.

Shape of Things to Come: U.S. Demographics

May 19th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Global Aging Institute Founder Richard Jackson and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby for a discussion on a joint effort between Concord and GAI on a quarterly issue-brief series called “The Shape of Things to Come” that will explore the fiscal, economic, social and geopolitical implications of the aging of America. They focus on the first brief, "America's Demographic Future." 

Necessary, but Not Free

May 13th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future, Ben Ritz, and Fiscal Policy Analyst, Brendan McDermott, for a discussion on PPI’s recent publication titled "A Roadmap for Recovery" and deficit figures from the CBO's monthly budget review.