Economy

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Democratic Supply-side Economics

November 04, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, we discussed the economic strengths and weaknesses of the Build Back Better Act now making its way through Congress.

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Build Back Better's Unfinished Framework

October 30, 2021

The Biden Administration released this week a revised Build Back Better framework (BBBF) that reflects the president’s negotiations with Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Krysten Sinema (D-AZ)

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A Wealth of Tax Problems

October 28, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, we looked at various proposals on how to pay for the roughly $2 trillion social spending bill that Democrats hope to pass soon.

Issue Brief

Biggest COLA Since 1982 (Just Barely)

Earlier this week the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for next year (2022) would be 5.9 percent.  That’s slightly more than the

Issue Brief

Has the Baby Boom Gone Bust?

Introduction

The annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports make numerous economic and demographic assumptions to project the long-term financial status of

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The Arrhythmia of Federal Finances

September 22, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, Tori Gorman and I discussed balance sheets, risk, and the “arrhythmia of finance'' with Peter Fisher, Senior Fellow at the Center for Business, Government