Facing the Future

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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.

In for a Penny, in for a Pound

May 6th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Senior Policy Advisor, Josh Gordon, Director of Health Care at the Progressive Policy Institute, Arielle Kane, and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Brian Riedl, for a discussion on ideas to protect America’s health care system and patients during the COVID19 pandemic, as well as new national debt and federal budget deficit projections and their potential effects.

To Infinity and Beyond?

April 28th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Marc Goldwein, Sr. VP and Sr. Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Phil Sletten, Senior Policy Analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss how the national debt, federal budget deficits, Social Security and the state of New Hampshire are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When This is Over

April 22nd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Gene Steuerle, a fellow at the Urban Institute, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss when pay-fors should be considered for economic-relief packages passed by Congress, when policymakers should address long-term budget deficits and what new aid packages elected leaders are exploring.

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