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Kevin Kosar on absentee ballots, elections, and congressional capacity

Sustaining Capitalism

Release Date: 09/04/2020

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Sustaining Capitalism

The economic hit from COVID-19 has been widespread across many businesses and families but the hit to small businesses, and particularly minority-owned small businesses, has been unprecedented. Dr. Chris Wheat, Director of Business Research for the JPMorgan Chase Institute, joins to discuss COVID-19’s effects on small businesses to date, their outlook for the months ahead, and why it matters for the economy and our eventual path to recovery.

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In an interview with Lori Esposito Murray, president of the Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board, Vicki Hollub, CEO of Occidental, shared how the pandemic brought on the most challenging period she's ever faced in leadership, and the steps Oxy took to manage liquidity and preserve the value of the company, while remaining thoughtful of managing their people and the impact the crisis has had on their lives.

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In an interview with Lori Esposito Murray, president of the Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board, Lucinda "Cindy" Baier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. shared how having a mission-driven organization has helped Brookdale navigate the pandemic.

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Kevin Kosar on absentee ballots, elections, and congressional capacity show art Kevin Kosar on absentee ballots, elections, and congressional capacity

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As Americans prepare to vote this fall, COVID-19 is weighing on and shaping election preparations around the country. With the first absentee ballots reaching voters in September, the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin Kosar joins to discuss safe and secure elections in the time of a pandemic and the case for expanded access to absentee ballots. Additionally, Kevin discusses trends in congressional capacity and its potential impact on the COVID-19 response.

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A decade after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing the US health insurance system amid a public health and economic crisis. Christen Linke Young and Matthew Fielder, fellows with the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, join to discuss stresses, gaps, and successes in maintaining Americans’ consistent access to affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage, and how COVID-19 may inform the outlook for policy changes in the months ahead.

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The public health and economic shocks of COVID-19 have disrupted and threatened the lives and livelihoods of a broad swath of people, but few groups have been as sharply impacted as older Americans. Ben Harris, Executive Director of the Kellogg School of Management's Public-Private Interface, joins to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on older workers and retirees, and how it may affect retirement for years to come.

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COVID-19 has caused hardship and suffering throughout the US but some states and regions were likely better positioned to deal with the public health and economic crisis before it arrived. Dr. Joshua McCabe, Assistant Dean for Social Sciences at Endicott College and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center, joins to discuss how differences in state and local finances may be affecting responses to, and recovery from, the pandemic, and what the Federal government is doing about it.

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As Americans prepare to vote this fall, COVID-19 is weighing on and shaping election preparations around the country. With the first absentee ballots reaching voters in September, the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin Kosar joins to discuss safe and secure elections in the time of a pandemic and the case for expanded access to absentee ballots. Additionally, Kevin discusses trends in congressional capacity and its potential impact on the COVID-19 response.