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The Economic Impact of Student Loan Debt Relief | Marc Goldwein

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Release Date: 09/01/2022

The Economic Fallout of the Debt Ceiling Debate | Marc Goldwein show art The Economic Fallout of the Debt Ceiling Debate | Marc Goldwein

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Last week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced the federal government would hit the debt ceiling limit sooner than expected, and "extraordinary measures" would need to be taken to keep the government functioning. In this episode, Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discusses how a lack of congressional oversight has led to unchecked spending, the financial crisis that would follow a default, and the slow-motion catastrophe that will come if we don't tackle the issue of deficit spending now. You can reach Marc on Twitter @MarcGoldwein You can play God and try...

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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, a party once based on free markets and multilateralism pivoted to a more nationalistic approach to immigration, trade, and military alliances. In this episode, Leonie Huddy discusses how - despite the fact nationalist sentiment has declined in the US over the last 20 years - a mix of political opportunism and economic conditions have led to the adoption of nationalist policies by the GOP. Leonie's paper, The Rise of Populism in the USA: Nationalism, race, and American Party Politics,  can be found here: For a summary of this episode and...

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(NOTE: This episode was republished due to a flaw in the original file. Apologies if your were among the afflicted) Income inequality has been blamed for the rise in populism and political polarization over the last decade, but is the link causal or coincidental? In this episode, Nolan McCarty of Princeton University explains the evidence linking income inequality with polarization, and how this trend began long before the rise of the Occupy Movement, the Tea Party, and Donald Trump. You can find Nolan's study here:  For a write-up on this episode and other issues of the day, sign up for...

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What impact will President Biden's executive action providing debt relief to those with student loans have on the cost of education and the economy as a whole? Marc Goldwein from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discusses the impact this will have on inflation and how this program might make student loans more expensive in the long run.

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You can find a write-up on the total cost of Biden's debt releif program here: https://www.crfb.org/blogs/new-student-debt-changes-will-cost-half-trillion-dollars

You can also learn more about how this will impact inflation here: https://www.crfb.org/blogs/student-debt-changes-would-boost-inflation