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Molly Reynolds on the future of Congress
As the 2020 election season comes to an end and a new Congress approaches, Molly Reynolds, senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and author of Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the US Senate, joins to discuss potential changes in how Congress conducts its business or asserts its priorities, and how that could shape the next two years in the Executive Branch.
Gbenga Ajilore on COVID-19 and the impact on rural communities
While COVID-19 initially struck hardest in American cities, since the end of the summer, more and more rural Americans are dealing with the consequences of the pandemic—including new daily per capita caseloads and death rates that have surpassed those found in more urban areas. Gbenga Ajilore, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, joins to discuss COVID-19’s impacts on rural communities and the barriers that threaten to hamper recovery in some rural areas.
Rob Jackson on financial regulation and the future of capital markets
Former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson, Co-Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at the New York University School of Law, joins to discuss transparency, concentration, the perceived political power of business, and the strengths and weaknesses of US financial regulation a decade after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Abigail Wozniak on COVID-19's impact on opportunity and the prospects for inclusive growth
From public health and worker safety to economic dislocation and financial stability, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit some families and communities much harder than others. With the early economic recovery itself looking increasingly uneven, Abigail Wozniak, Director of the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, joins to discuss efforts to track the pandemic’s unequal impacts and how COVID-19 may exacerbate existing economic disparities.
Skanda Amarnath on the federal reserve and monetary policy in the covid-19 pandemic
When Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of Congress at the end of September, he pledged that the Federal Reserve was committed to using its tools “to do what we can, for as long as it takes” to ensure a strong recovery limited lasting damage to the economy. Skanda Amarnath, Director of Research and Analysis at Employ America, joins to discuss the role the Fed has played, the challenges it has faced, and what more could be done, to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lyman Stone on COVID-19 and the US's Demographic Outlook
Even before the pandemic, the US was facing potential risks to its long-run economic strength from a series of demographic challenges, including a slower growing workforce. Lyman Stone, Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, joins to discuss how COVID-19 may exacerbate the US’s ongoing demographic concerns and what role public policy could or should play in trying to shape those trends.