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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.

Dueling Facts, Reinforcing Values

May 29th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Morgan Marietta, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Jamie Burnett, a policy and political strategy consultant in New Hampshire. They discuss dueling fact perceptions and their impact on national policy, what it is like working behind the scenes on campaigns and in Washington and how young leaders can make a difference.

Alice Rivlin: Remembering an Economic Patriot

May 22nd, 2019

Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby hosts the show this week, as he speaks with former colleagues of the late Alice Rivlin. National Field Director Phil Smith, 'Economist Mom' Diane Lim and AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters reflect upon the opportunities they had to work with Rivlin and their admiration for the fiscal policy legend. 

Nonpartisan, Public Education, That’s It

May 15th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Communications Director Steve Winn. They discuss Concord's history, Congressional Budget Office analysis of the President's FY 2020 budget proposal, how media coverage of fiscal policy has changed over the years and how the fiscal responsibility conversation has changed.

Washingtonian Policy and The Evolving Economy

May 8th, 2019

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Policy Director Josh Gordon, as well as economist Diane Lim for the next "Economist Mom" segment. They discuss potential legislation in Congress on tax extenders, interest on the debt, how the economy has changed and ways for the federal government to adapt to that change.