Month: April 2021

Five Facts on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposals

While President Biden’s plan would broadly allocate $52 billion to manufacturing, Congress has considered support for specific sectors. The president’s plan would appropriate $52 billion to modernize manufacturing supply chains; invest in capital access programs; and create new finance programs to support debt and equity investments. An earlier bill that focuses on the energy sector, S. 622, …

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Philip K. Howard on Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Philip K. Howard is a lawyer and author who has written extensively on government and legal reform. He is also the founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan national coalition dedicated to restoring common sense to America by simplifying government. In this episode, he discusses President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.

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Mark Zandi: A Conversation on Economic Outlook

In this episode, we hear from Dr. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. He is also the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities. He discusses the rising risk of inflation and upcoming spending bills.

John Hope Bryant: A Conversation on Building America

John Hope Bryant is an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and the founder of Operation Hope. The organization is the largest not-for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion, and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults. In this episode, he discusses his thoughts on the economic challenges facing disadvantaged …

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