Facing the Future

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Where Reality Meets Visionary

December 4th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney and Iowa-based consultant Ashley Hunt. They discuss grassroots efforts during the 2016 and 2020 presidential election cycles, social media use during campaigns and voter engagement.

Intergenerational Conversations

November 27th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model and 'Economist Mom,' Diane Lim. They discuss generational perspectives on fiscal and economic policy and the role of economists in policy making.

Millennials and The Fiscal Flywheel

November 20th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, COO of the Millennial Action Project Layla Zaidane and Steven Borne an engineer, political junkie and newly published author of "Consuming Government." They discuss Millennial perspectives on key issues, building trust amongst members of Congress, fiscal policy, government efficiency and more.

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.