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The Financial System, Income Inequality, and Climate Change: The Case for a New Bretton Woods | Kevin Gallagher & Richard Kozul-Wright | YDHTY, S3E7

In 1944, 44 nations came together to create a set of economic reforms designed to promote economic stability and a lasting peace. Almost 80 years later, this order has given way to a runaway financial sector that has destabilized the world economy with repeated financial crises and asset bubbles,...
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The Economic Impact of Student Loan Debt Relief | Marc Goldwein | YDHTY, S3E5

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order canceling up to $20,000 in student loan debt for individuals making under $125,000 and married couples making under $250,000. Missing from Biden's action was an estimate as to what the total cost of this executive order would be. In this episode...
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Would You Want a Single-Payer Plan Under the Trump Administration?

Single-payer advocates have long said the key to addressing healthcare costs is to put the government in charge, pointing to the lower administrative of Medicare and Medicaid when compared to private insurance. Free market advocates point to the fact Medicare and Medicaid pay below-market prices,...
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What Public Opinion on Healthcare Reform Tells us | Arjun Moorthy | YDHTY, S3E3

In the last two episodes of YDHTY, we've discussed how any comprehensive healthcare reform will involve wading into a thicket of overlapping regulations and competing financial interests. We've also learned how the polarized political climate has created an environment where those with the...
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Romneycare, Obamacare, and the Polarization of the Individual Mandate | Jon Gruber | YDHTY, S3E2

In the last episode of YDHTY, Dan Gorenstein of the podcast Tradeoffs explained how a web of overlapping regulations and competing interests made reforming America's healthcare system difficult. Economist Jon Gruber found a way to reconcile these interests when he proposed the individual mandate as...
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What are the Downsides of Single Payer Healthcare? | Dan Gorenstein | YDHTY, S3E1

The current debate over healthcare is framed as either a battle against greedy insurance and pharmaceutical companies or a socialist plot intent on giving the federal government dominion over an important part of our lives. Left out of the conversation are the consequences of inaction and the...
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How Declining Interest Rates Make for Rising Populism | YDHTY, S2E47

In the final episode of this season of YDHTY, the Data Monk returns to discuss how easy money policies have created a feedback loop of unsustainable consumption in the United States, contributing to wage stagnation, income inequality, and rising populism. You can listen to the full episode via the...
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Bretton Woods 2.0 - the Case for a New Monetary System | Ben Studebaker | YDHTY, S2E46

As we wind down this season of YDHTY, I invited Ben Studebaker on to review everything we've learned since he sent me down a rabbit hole of monetary policy, commodities markets, and food systems in our last conversation on the war in Ukraine. In this conversation, we discuss how the major domestic...
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Pro-Life Feminism and the Fate of Roe v Wade | Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa | YDHTY, S2E45

With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v Wade this month, Dan speaks with Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa of New Wave Feminists, a pro-life organization focused on addressing the social and economic inequalities that make motherhood in America so difficult. In this conversation, we explore the...
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Food, Climate CHange, and Political Conflict | Cullen Hendrix | YDHTY, S2E44

What impact do agricultural markets have on political stability today, and how might climate change alter that? In this episode, Dan speaks with Cullen Hendrix, Professor at the University of Denver's Korbel School of International Studies, whose work focuses on the intersection of environment,...
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