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Pro-Growth Social Security Reform

October 13th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Sr. Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Marc Goldwein. They discuss Goldwein’s paper on pro-growth Social Security reform and how it might need to be adapted in the post-COVID era, how presidential candidates are approaching fiscal policy right now and the status of pandemic-relief legislation negotiations.

Post-Pandemic Health Care Reform

October 6th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Joe Antos, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Josh Gordon, director of Health Policy at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Bob Bixby, The Concord Coalition’s executive director. They discuss health care policy reform with long-term economic growth and the pandemic in mind.

Looking Ahead: Telehealth and National Debt

September 29th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by former Congressman Charlie Stenholm, Cole Stenholm, Director of Health Care for the Progressive Policy Institute, Arielle Kane, and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss everything from fiscal responsibility to health care reforms and innovations like telehealth.

PPI’s Vision for Recovery, Resilience

September 23rd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by President and Founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, Will Marshall, Concord Coalition Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Concord's Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss PPI's proposal,“Building American Resilience: A Roadmap for Recovery After COVID-19,” and the Congressional Budget Office's latest long-term outlook.

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.

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