loader from loading.io

Kevin Kosar on absentee ballots, elections, and congressional capacity

Sustaining Capitalism

Release Date: 09/04/2020

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

Sustaining Capitalism

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.

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

Sustaining Capitalism

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.

info_outline
Abigail Wozniak on COVID-19's impact on opportunity and the prospects for inclusive growth show art Abigail Wozniak on COVID-19's impact on opportunity and the prospects for inclusive growth

Sustaining Capitalism

From public health and worker safety to economic dislocation and financial stability, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit some families and communities much harder than others. With the early economic recovery itself looking increasingly uneven, Abigail Wozniak, Director of the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, joins to discuss efforts to track the pandemic’s unequal impacts and how COVID-19 may exacerbate existing economic disparities.

info_outline
Skanda Amarnath on the federal reserve and monetary policy in the covid-19 pandemic show art Skanda Amarnath on the federal reserve and monetary policy in the covid-19 pandemic

Sustaining Capitalism

When Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of Congress at the end of September, he pledged that the Federal Reserve was committed to using its tools “to do what we can, for as long as it takes” to ensure a strong recovery limited lasting damage to the economy. Skanda Amarnath, Director of Research and Analysis at Employ America, joins to discuss the role the Fed has played, the challenges it has faced, and what more could be done, to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.

info_outline
Lyman Stone on COVID-19 and the US's Demographic Outlook show art Lyman Stone on COVID-19 and the US's Demographic Outlook

Sustaining Capitalism

Even before the pandemic, the US was facing potential risks to its long-run economic strength from a series of demographic challenges, including a slower growing workforce. Lyman Stone, Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, joins to discuss how COVID-19 may exacerbate the US’s ongoing demographic concerns and what role public policy could or should play in trying to shape those trends.

info_outline
A Conversation with Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of DICK'S Sporting Goods show art A Conversation with Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of DICK'S Sporting Goods

Sustaining Capitalism

Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of DICK'S Sporting Goods and a 2020 Distinguished Performance Awardee, spoke to CED President Lori Murray for the “Leadership in Challenging Times” series and discussed COVID’s effect on small businesses, the future of the workplace and the failure of national political leadership to handle it.

info_outline
Kimberly Clausing on the progressive case against protectionism show art Kimberly Clausing on the progressive case against protectionism

Sustaining Capitalism

COVID-19 temporarily disrupted an interconnected world, leveling a global public health and economic shock that closed borders and has led some businesses to re-evaluate their supply chains. With pessimism in some quarters about the future direction of globalization, Kimberly Clausing, author of Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital, joins to discuss the outlook for trade and immigration in the midst of the pandemic and in the run-up to the 2020 election.

info_outline
The Critical Link between Child Care and Economic Development show art The Critical Link between Child Care and Economic Development

Sustaining Capitalism

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the child care industry. Rob Grunewald, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis and Brittany Birken, a principal adviser in the community and economic development group at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, join with CED’s Cindy Cisneros, Vice President of Education Programs, and Grace Reef, Senior Early Learning Consultant, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the child care industry and why access to child care matters for economic recovery.

info_outline
Jed Kolko on the geographic impacts of COVID-19 and changes in where we live and work show art Jed Kolko on the geographic impacts of COVID-19 and changes in where we live and work

Sustaining Capitalism

As stark as the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been, they have not been felt uniformly in all places, and future trends are unlikely to be even. Jed Kolko, chief economist at Indeed, joins to discuss the geography and patterns of the COVID-19 economic downturn, how the pandemic is changing where some Americans work, and what it means for labor markets in the future.

info_outline
Heidi Shierholz on unemployment trends and federal assistance show art Heidi Shierholz on unemployment trends and federal assistance

Sustaining Capitalism

The unemployment rate reached its highest level in 70+ years in April and, after a few months of sharp recovery, remains extraordinarily high. With the July expiration of enhanced benefits, a time-limited replacement coming to an end, and continued debate over additional support, Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy at the Economic Policy Institute, joins to discuss trends in unemployment, the current policy picture, and what it means for workers and our economy this fall.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

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.