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Retirement: When and How?

September 15th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Jason Fichtner, senior lecturer and an associate director of the Master of International Economics and Finance program at Johns Hopkins University, and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss Social Security, retirement planning, fiscal and economic policy, monetary policy, long-term fiscal responsibility and the Congressional Budget Office's monthly budget review.

No Time to Hang Up Your Hats

September 9th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Jon Lieber, managing director at the Eurasia Group, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss the Congressional Budget Office’s recently updated budget baseline, its impact on post-pandemic tax and spending policies, what to expect in the appropriations process as we near the end of the fiscal year, COVID-19 relief legislation and the latest U.S. jobs report.

Common Ground Requires Conversation

September 1st, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, who served Indiana’s 9th district from 1965 to 1999, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, National Field Director, Phil Smith, and Indiana-based Fiscal Lookout, Kevin Wiley. They discuss how Congress has changed over the decades, the need for a pragmatic approach to tackle issues of the day, the importance of civics education and engagement, as well as the role of Concord Coalition Fiscal Lookouts and how you could become one.

Pandemic Relief: Long-Term Care and Payroll Taxes

August 11th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Concord's Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss COVID-19 relief legislation, President Trump’s executive actions concerning payroll taxes, their potential implications and Social Security.

Shape of Things to Come: Longer Work Lives

August 4th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Global Aging Institute President and Founder, Richard Jackson, and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, for a conversation regarding a joint effort between Concord and GAI on a quarterly issue-brief series called “The Shape of Things to Come," exploring the fiscal, economic, social and geopolitical implications of the aging of America. This week, they discuss the second paper in that series, "The Case for Longer Work Lives."

COVID-19: An Epidemiologist’s View

July 28th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Dr. Jodie Guest, a research professor and epidemiologist at Emory University, Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord’s Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss COVID-19 data, trends, testing, vaccines and more, as well as the TRUST Act.

Spreading Virus Brings Economic Flatline

July 22nd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss economic and budget developments since COVID-19 -- including what policymakers should be considering in an additional economic relief package -- how the current crisis might impact the long-term budget and economic picture and how national demographic trends are impacting fiscal policy.

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.

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