August 4, 2022
New Podcast Episode: The July Jobs Report & Curbing Inflation
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In this episode of the AAF Exchange, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin joins us to discuss the significance of July’s jobs report, as well as Washington’s latest efforts to curb inflation and outcompete China economically.
AAF products mentioned in today’s episode:
- In “Parsing the Data – Do They Say Recession?” Holtz-Eakin analyzes data from the National Bureau of Economic Research to see whether a recession is incoming.
- In “Is Congress Helping or Hurting Inflation?” Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray considers the potential budgetary impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act.
- In “The Inflation Reduction Act,” Holtz-Eakin explains the problems with the IRA.
- In “Celebrity Endorsements and the IRA,” Holtz-Eakin debunks various claims in an open letter defending the IRA.
- In “Not Feeling CHIPper,” Holtz-Eakin explains why Congress should just say no to the CHIPS for America Act.
- In “Senate CHIPS Bender,” Director of International Economic Policy Tori Smith explores the market distortions and trade consequences should the CHIPS bill become law.
- In “‘CHIPS’ Feeds Spending Spree,” Smith and Data and Policy Analyst Tom Lee explain how the $16 billion CHIPS legislation morphed into $250–$400 billion catch-all bills.
- In “Hold the CHIPS: The Private Sector Is Fixing the Semiconductor Shortage,” Competition Economics Analyst Fred Ashton demonstrates why private sector efforts to boost semiconductor production render Congress’s CHIPS Act of 2022 wasteful, unnecessary, and counterproductive.
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