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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 49: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.26)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses how the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg may affect Congress's work, the impact of COVID-19 on insurance coverage, and expectations for a COVID-19 vaccine in this episode of the AAF Exchange.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 48: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.25)

Is another aid package dead? Where do we go from here? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the latest in coronavirus and economic news.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 47: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.24)

What's in the GOP’s "skinny" COVID-19 relief package? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin walks us through the package as well as AAF's latest research on the federal unemployment supplement and the August jobs report.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 46: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.23)

New reports are coming out about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin walks us through these results as well as issues concerning school closings and surprise medical bills.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 45: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.22)

From the Republican Convention to the potential for a double-dip recession, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the latest in economic and policy news. 

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 44: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.21)

The coronavirus is still terrorizing the United States, the economy is still only partially open, and Congress still hasn't come to an agreement on the latest relief package. AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin walks us through the latest economic news as well as the debate surrounding the USPS.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 43: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.20)

From the status of unemployment benefits to the likely impact of a payroll tax deferral, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin walks us through the latest economic news—including Russia’s claim to have a COVID-19 vaccine.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 42: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.19)

It's been almost a week since the federal unemployment supplement expired. Where are we with the negotiations? What are the main sticking points? Will Congress get a deal? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses these concerns and more in this episode of the AAF Exchange.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 41: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.18)

This week, the biggest issue in Washington is the "what" and "when" of the next coronavirus aid package. In this episode of The AAF Exchange, President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the legislative package’s major components.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 40: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.17)

What has the U.S. done right in response to COVID-19? Where could the U.S. have improved its response? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses this and the negotiations over the next legislative package in this episode of The AAF Exchange.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 39: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.16)

Where do negotiations for unemployment supplements stand, and what will Congress include in its next response package to COVID-19? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses these questions in this episode of The AAF Exchange.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 38: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.15)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the economic impact of the latest surge of COVID-19, and what government leaders can do to help manage this new stage of the crisis.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 37: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.14)

How can policymakers help safely reopen the economy? Should the tax filing deadline be pushed back again? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin shares his thoughts as states begin to reopen.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 36: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.13)

The news around COVID-19 this week has been mixed. AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin shares his thoughts on recent economic news as well as what one should look out for as states begin to reopen.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 35: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.12)

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in some states, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin considers the impact on states' ability to re-open their economies and on consumers' willingness to re-engage.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 34: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.11)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses his recent testimonies before Congress, how to target aid to those most in need, additional economic indicators to watch for, and the big picture concerning the federal budget.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 33: Labor Market Intervention & Unemployment Insurance

AAF Labor Market Policy Data Analyst Isabel Soto discusses federal and state labor market interventions in response to COVID-19, including the unemployment insurance supplement in the CARES Act and its implications for our economic recovery.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 32: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.10)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the surging stock market, the role of consumer confidence in our economic recovery, and Title 4 of the CARES Act.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 31: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.9)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the phase four package and how the federal response conversation has recently shifted in the latest episode.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 30: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.8)

What's in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, and how could it impact the economic recovery? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin explains in the latest episode.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 29: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.7)

With unemployment at an all time high, will we see worse numbers in Quarter 2? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the path toward economic recovery amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 28: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.6)

From re-opening the economy to the Defense Protection Act, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the latest developments in the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 27: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.5)

Oil prices, business loans, and health insurance — AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the latest developments in the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 26: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.4)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the latest developments in the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis as well as the topic of “reopening” the economy.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 25: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.3)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the latest developments in the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis and looks ahead to what could come next.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 24: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.2)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses how—and when—the CARES Act will deliver economic aid.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 23: The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis (Pt.1)

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and how effective the federal government’s response will be in stabilizing the economy.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 22: The Long-Term Care Crisis

AAF’s Director of Human Welfare Policy Tara O'Neill Hayes discusses the looming crisis of long-term care and the factors driving it.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 21: Trump’s FY21 Budget

AAF’s Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray discusses President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2021 and the overall budget process.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 20: The 2020 Regulatory Budget

AAF’s Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch discusses the Trump Administration’s regulatory budget and its highlights.

Notes:

The Rules that Will Drive the FY 2020 Regulatory Budget

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The lurking red tape problem

 

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 19: The “Phase One” Trade Deal

AAF’s Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jacqueline Varas gives a rundown of the Trump Administration’s “Phase One” trade deal with China and how it will affect the U.S. economy.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 18: Wealth Tax Proposals

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses his study on how the wealth tax proposals from presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would impact the economy and workers’ income.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 17: Looking Forward to 2020

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin closes the year with a discussion of 2019’s key economic and fiscal issues, and what to expect in 2020.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 16: Legal Immigration Reform

AAF’s Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jacqueline Varas explains her proposal, co-authored with AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin, for building a legal immigration system that encourages economic growth.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 15: Medicare for All

AAF’s Director of Health Care Policy Christopher Holt discusses why Medicare for All is the center of many presidential campaigns and what could happen if it was enacted.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 14: To Fund or not to Fund

AAF’s Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray discusses the debate over funding the government and the likelihood of a government shutdown.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 13: Reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

AAF’s Director of Financial Services Policy Thomas Wade discusses the role of the housing finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Trump Administration's proposals to reform them.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 12: Trump’s Regulatory Reform

Listen in as AAF’s Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch discusses the Trump Administration’s regulatory agenda, how it has fared this past fiscal year, and what the future of regulatory reform looks like.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 11: The Economic Impact of Legal Immigration

Are immigrants really hurting the U.S. economy? AAF Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jacqueline Varas discusses the immigration system and how legal immigration impacts us.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 10: Rural Broadband

Director of Technology and Innovation Policy Will Rinehart walks listeners through recent campaign proposals for the expansion of broadband in rural areas.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 09: Drug Pricing Reform

Deputy Director of Health Care Policy Tara O'Neill Hayes walks listeners through the latest reform efforts in drug pricing.

Senate Finance Proposes Reforms to Medicare and Medicaid Drug Policy 

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 08: Marijuana Banking

AAF Director of Financial Services Policy Thomas Wade discusses marijuana’s complicated relationship with the American banking system.

Thomas’s Note: When I referred to ‘Class A’, I meant ‘Schedule 1’. Please excuse my British.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 07: Student Loan Forgiveness

AAF President (and former professor) Douglas Holtz-Eakin considers presidential candidates’ popular proposals for student debt forgiveness.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 06: The 3 Things Congress Must Do

Episode 6 of The AAF Exchange is out! AAF’s Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray discusses the 3 things Congress must do before the end of the year, the long-term budget outlook, and what it's like to testify before Congress.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 05: The Trump Administration’s Regulatory Policy

Episode 5 of The AAF Exchange is out! In this week’s special double interview, AAF’s Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch and Senior Regulatory Policy Analyst Dan Goldbeck discuss the Trump Administration’s regulatory policy.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 04: Drug Pricing in the U.S.

AAF’s Director of Health Care Policy Chris Holt discusses the issue of high drug prices as well as several proposed solutions for it.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 03: All Things Tariff and Trade

AAF’s Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jackie Varas explains all things tariffs and trade on Episode 3 of The AAF Exchange. Don’t forget to check out “Eye on Trade," a one-stop shop for keeping up with President Trump’s trade actions and their impact on the U.S. economy.

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 02: All Things Data Privacy

2018 was a significant year for tech policy. One issue we heard a lot about was Internet privacy and how our data is being used. AAF's Director of Tech and Innovation Policy Will Rinehart joins The AAF Exchange to break down these issues.

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Approaches to Regulating Technology—From Privacy to A.I.

 

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The AAF Exchange — Ep. 01: The Green New Deal and the Origins of AAF

Our first episode features AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discussing the origins of AAF, our cost estimate of the Green New Deal, the glory of Twizzlers, and more.

Green New Deal study: https://www.americanactionforum.org/research/the-green-new-deal-scope-scale-and-implications/

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