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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.

Our latest episode features AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discussing the latest data on the recession as well as the options that policymakers have for helping the economy to reopen safely. He explains why policymakers should not consider another round of stimulus checks and the consequences of extending the tax filing deadline again. Holtz-Eakin also considers the challenges with childcare shortage as parents return to work.

Four additional AAF products mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • In this morning’s Daily Dish, Holtz-Eakin argued against further postponing the federal tax filing deadline, as the Treasury Department is reportedly considering. Subscribe to the Daily Dish here.
  • Holtz-Eakin discussed ways that businesses can re-open safely in a recent Daily Dish, “Safely Opening the Economy.”
  • Holtz-Eakin wrote about the mechanics of the current recession in a recent Daily Dish, “A Real-Time Portrait of the COVID-19 Recession.”
  • AAF’s Labor Market Policy Data Analyst Isabel Soto examined the mismatch between constrained childcare supply and the now-rising demand in “Childcare and Returning to Work.

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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