Facing the Future

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Covering the Campaign and White House

August 14th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Policy Director Josh Gordon and Eli Stokols, a staff writer and White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Gordon discusses CBO's analysis of the impact various levels of federal debt could have on Gross National Product per capita, and Stokols shares what it is like being a journalist on the campaign trail and in the White House press pool.

Not a Dream Scenario

August 7th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Brian Riedl. They discuss Riedl's recently published blueprint for a sustainable fiscal future, which analyzes topics like the national debt, taxes, health care, Social Security and more.

Paying for a Progressive Budget

July 31st, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Ben Ritz, director of the Center for Funding America’s Future at the Progressive Policy Institute. They discuss PPI's new proposal, "A Progressive Budget Plan for Equitable Growth," which analyzes topics like the national debt, taxes, health care, infrastructure, climate change and more.

Good Compromise, Bad Compromise

July 24th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Policy Director Josh Gordon to discuss recent developments concerning the Cadillac Tax within the ACA and news of a proposed two-year budget deal in Congress that also suspends the debt limit. Chase also talks with Concord's New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney and two summer interns that have been engaging presidential candidates on the campaign trail. 

Adapting Benefits to the Changing Workforce

July 17th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Economist Mom Diane Lim. They discuss policy changes and strategies to help the government and private sector adapt to the evolving economy and changing nature of employment and the workforce.

Termites in the Walls

July 10th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and National Field Director Phil Smith. They discuss Concord's updated issue guide for voters and presidential candidates, as well as the Congressional Budget Office June budget review and the state of the federal debt limit.

Dead Men Still Ruling

June 26th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Urban Institute Fellow Eugene Steuerle. They discuss Steuerle's book "Dead Men Ruling" and its applicability to fiscal policy and politics today, as well as the 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office.

Evolving Economy: the Changing Nature of Work

June 19th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and economist Diane Lim for the next "Economist Mom" segment. This week, they pick up on past conversations concerning the evolving economy. They discuss the changing nature of work, the gig economy, the traditional employer-employee relationship, the impact on benefit systems, economic growth forecasting and how policymakers should approach resulting challenges.

Rethinking Legal Immigration: A Tool for Economic Growth

June 12th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Director of Immigration and Trade Policy at the American Action Forum Jackie Varas. They discuss Concord's new initiative, a fiscally responsible economic growth agenda, as well as immigration and tariffs.

Bold Reforms Needed for Changing Economy

June 5th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and economist Diane Lim for the next "Economist Mom" segment. They pick up on prior conversations concerning the changing economy, discussing how demographics have shifted and how some systems, like Medicare and Social Security, might need to be reformed in order to adapt to the new economy.