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New Podcast Episode: Assessing Policy Responses to COVID-19

It’s The AAF Exchange — your source for clear, data-driven insight into today’s economic and domestic policy issues.

In our latest episode, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the challenges with implementing President Trump’s recent executive order creating a new unemployment insurance supplement. He explains the key indicators for estimating which job losses are permanent as a result of the pandemic, as well as how policymakers should think about the future of the economy. He also considers options for reforming the U.S. Postal Service, and he discusses how the pandemic has impacted U.S. broadband infrastructure and the digital divide.

AAF products mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • Holtz-Eakin writes that the president’s executive order to create an unemployment benefit is actually a “lost wages” benefit in a recent Daily Dish, “Executive Orders (Again).” Subscribe to the Daily Dish here.
  • Holtz-Eakin looks at the key indicators to best estimate which job losses are permanent as a result of the pandemic in a recent Daily Dish, “Which Job Losses Are Permanent?
  • In an op-ed published in The Hill, Holtz-Eakin discusses how closing the digital divide can fuel the economic recovery.

Make sure to follow AAF’s dashboard, COVID-19: Impact and Response, where you can find AAF experts’ up-to-date analysis of the government’s proposals and actions on the pandemic.

Whether you’re working from home or taking a walk, The AAF Exchange will keep you up to speed on today’s most pressing policy issues.

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