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Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg debunk some false solutions offered in response to real economic problems and discuss policies that can reduce inequality and boost opportunities for low- and middle-income people.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 14: Walking and Chewing (Sugarless) Gum on Health Care
Health care redux! Ben and Jared revisit the health care debate with Sarah Lueck and Jon Walker, exploring where things stand, where they might go next, and the role of “path dependency.” Plus, some classic American poetry from Chuck Berry.
Jon's proposal for transitioning to a single-payer health care system ("Medical Insurance and Care for All: A National Single-Payer Bill"): https://shadowproof.com/2017/07/24/medical-insurance-care-national-single-payer-bill-mica/
Sarah's recent blog on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces and the threats to them posed by the Trump Administration ("ACA Marketplaces Poised to Grow Stronger - If They're Not Sabotaged"): https://www.cbpp.org/blog/aca-marketplaces-poised-to-grow-stronger-if-theyre-not-sabotaged
Musical Interlude: "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opG44Eqea6g