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Episode 57: Are Large Government Deficits a Problem?

May 18, 2020

Inspired by listener feedback, Doug and Chris dive into the issue of government deficits, tell bad economics jokes (well, Doug does), and talk about whether the United States can afford to fight climate change as it rings up huge government deficits and unemployment stats.

2.50 Doug's joke from an economist

5.55 Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

7.20 Balanced budgets and austerity programs

10.55 Federal jobs guarantees

12.45 Republicans, deficits, and hypocrisy

16.05 Climate change reversal and deficits

20.10 Creating a new economy

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