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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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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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The Economic Truth Behind the January 6 Attack | YDHTY, S2E22

With the first episode of YDHTY falling on the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, I thought it fitting to kick off a larger conversation on how we should deal with instances of violence and rioting and protests, and whether those who organize these events should be held responsible.
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Should the Supreme Court Have Term Limits? | Suzanna Sherry | YDHTY, S2E17

In last week's episode of YDHTY, term limits for Supreme Court Justices were discussed as one reform that could make the Court more representative of the population they serve. The argument goes that if Supreme Court Justices served terms of 18 years, each president would get to appoint two...
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podcast politics polarization

Want a Strong Democracy? Make Sure You Have Strong Enemies | Bob Talisse | YDHTY, S2E12

In the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush campaigned on the idea of being a "uniter, not a divider". His successor, Barack Obama, made post-partisanship the centerpiece of his bid for president. Even Donald Trump, who invited every woman who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment to sit...
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