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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.

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.

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