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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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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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The Link Between Diet and Democracy | Andrey Scherbak | YDHTY, S2E42

In his book, The Age of Turbulence, former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan noted how a capitalist democracy has never experienced a famine. Many subscribe to the belief that what could be typified as the Western style of liberal democracy and free markets has brought about prosperity by creating the most...
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The Link Between Fossil Fuels and Population Growth | Carey King | YDHTY S2E41

The story goes that, in the aftermath of World War 2, democratic nations created a world order that would set the foundation for democracy and prosperity worldwide. This order would challenge, and eventually beat, the autocratic model laid out by the Soviet Union, feeding this idea. What these...
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How to Pay Off the National Debt - What History Tells Us | Barry Eichengreen | YDHTY - S2E28

The United States ranks alongside a long list of nations that have taken on enormous debt to fight wars, pandemics, and fuel future economic growth. How have nations resolved their debts, and what does this tell us about the future of the United States? Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley joins me in...
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How to Reform Federal Spending | Maya MacGuinaes of the CFRB | YDHTY, S2E27

In the conversation around the US national debt, the process around what the government spends money on and how is often crowded out by conversations around what spending programs we should add. For Maya MacGuinaes of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the current process is one that...
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McKesson v. Doe - When Civil Suits Suppress Free Speech | Garrett Epps | YDHTY, S2E24

The $25 million verdict against the organizers of the Unite the Right Rally was largely praised for holding them responsible for the death and injuries caused when one participant drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors. Many also saw this as a way to send a message to other activists who...
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What is the Legal Definition of Inciting Violence? | John Vile | YDHTY, s2e23

One of the questions that arose in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol was whether Trump and others who spoke at the rally were responsible for inciting the violence that occurred afterward. In part two of a series on whether rally organizers should be held responsible for violence and...
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