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Kevin Kosar on absentee ballots, elections, and congressional capacity

Sustaining Capitalism

Release Date: 09/04/2020

US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on March 2021 Jobs Report show art US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on March 2021 Jobs Report

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In this episode, we discuss the start of a hiring boom and the evolution of job growth over the next few months and through the end of 2021. We also address the potential long-term job growth associated with the Biden Administration’s proposed infrastructure package.

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Ellen Galinsky On the Role of Child Care In the Economy For Employers and Families  show art Ellen Galinsky On the Role of Child Care In the Economy For Employers and Families

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Distinguished researcher and leader in the field of work-life, Ellen Galinsky, currently Chief Science Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and president of the Families and Work Institute, joins to discuss how child care serves as economic infrastructure and parent work support, in addition to key developmental learning setting for children.     

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Kristen Broady on workforce training for the post-COVID economy show art Kristen Broady on workforce training for the post-COVID economy

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With millions of workers still out of the labor force a year after the COVID-19 pandemic first widely disrupted US businesses, for many, a successful path back to working may not be a return to old jobs. Dillard University College of Business Dean and Hamilton Project Policy Director Dr. Kristen Broady joins to discuss the promise and challenges of federal worker training programs and how to ensure the US can equip its most vulnerable workers with in-demand skills for a post-COVID economy.

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US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on January Jobs Report show art US Labor Markets and Policy Implications: Focus on January Jobs Report

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Economists from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute join forces to break down the monthly US Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report and reveal the relevant policy implications for the future workforce.

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Lisa Cook on broadening participation in innovation show art Lisa Cook on broadening participation in innovation

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As the US continues to grapple with the economic shocks of the COVID pandemic, lowering barriers to the full economic participation of all Americans in proportion to their talents remains one of the surest paths to strengthening the long-run outlook for the American workforce. Michigan State University economist Dr. Lisa Cook joins to discuss her research on the pernicious effects of discrimination on innovation and prosperity, and steps policymakers can take to address them.

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Erica Groshen on the risks of worker displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic show art Erica Groshen on the risks of worker displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic

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While the number of unemployed workers has continuously declined since April, the number who have been “permanently” separated from their employers continued to climb, suggesting that continuing employment recovery could be slower and more difficult. Dr. Erica Groshen, former Commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, joins to discuss the risks of worker displacement particularly for workers without extensive post-secondary educationduring and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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William Spriggs on Workers in the COVID-19 Labor Market show art William Spriggs on Workers in the COVID-19 Labor Market

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In October of 2020, with COVID-19 case numbers surging, more Americans had been consistently unemployed for at least 20 weeks than had been unemployed—for any length of time—a year prior. With some workers facing increased risks on the job and others worried about being locked on the sidelines, Howard University professor and chief economist to the AFL-CIO, Dr. William Spriggs joins to discuss labor market challenges and policies that could help speed a post-COVID employment recovery.

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Molly Reynolds on the future of Congress show art Molly Reynolds on the future of Congress

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As the 2020 election season comes to an end and a new Congress approaches, Molly Reynolds, senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and author of Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the US Senate, joins to discuss potential changes in how Congress conducts its business or asserts its priorities, and how that could shape the next two years in the Executive Branch.

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Gbenga Ajilore on COVID-19 and the impact on rural communities  show art Gbenga Ajilore on COVID-19 and the impact on rural communities

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While COVID-19 initially struck hardest in American cities, since the end of the summer, more and more rural Americans are dealing with the consequences of the pandemic—including new daily per capita caseloads and death rates that have surpassed those found in more urban areas. Gbenga Ajilore, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, joins to discuss COVID-19’s impacts on rural communities and the barriers that threaten to hamper recovery in some rural areas.

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Rob Jackson on financial regulation and the future of capital markets show art Rob Jackson on financial regulation and the future of capital markets

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Former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson, Co-Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at the New York University School of Law, joins to discuss transparency, concentration, the perceived political power of business, and the strengths and weaknesses of US financial regulation a decade after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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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.