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New Podcast Episode: Under-the-Radar Policy Issues

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 considers a variety of policy issues that are flying under the radar right now. He discusses whether Senator Klobuchar’s latest antitrust bill will encourage more innovation and competition and how the Biden Administration’s regulatory actions could impact the economy. He considers the future of government-sponsored housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as the administration’s potential plans for trade policy. Holtz-Eakin also discusses the administration’s proposal for a COBRA subsidy and examines the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Two recent Daily Dishes mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • In a recent Daily Dish, Holtz-Eakin reviewed the Trump Administration’s actions to the government-sponsored housing giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and considered their future in “The Best Worst-Case Scenario for the GSEs.” Subscribe to the Daily Dish here.
  • Tariffs are among the most contentious policy legacies of the Trump era, and Holtz-Eakin examined why they represent a difficult challenge for the Biden Administration in “Tariffs and the Green Agenda.”

Products produced by AAF experts mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • AAF’s Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch discussed regulatory policy under the Biden Administration. Listen to the episode here if you missed it last week!
  • AAF’s Director of Technology and Innovation Policy Jennifer Huddleston analyzed Senator Klobuchar’s antitrust bill, examined the implications of shifting antitrust standards, and considered whether consumers will benefit from these changes.
  • AAF’s Director of Health Care Policy Christopher Holt wrote in last week’s Weekly Checkup about why policymakers should reevaluate the idea of subsidizing COBRA premiums. Subscribe to the Weekly Checkup here. Also don’t miss his 1-minute video on this issue!
  • AAF’s Director of Labor Market Policy Isabel Soto reviewed and assessed the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report on raising the minimum wage.

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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