Episode 22

Former White House Economist: Flawed COVID Stimulus Has Been 'Fiscal Insanity'


January 6th, 2021

36 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Former White House economist and current Texas Public Policy Foundation chief economist Vance Ginn joins the show to break down the $3 trillion+ in taxpayer money Congress has spent on "stimulus" and the shortcomings of this Big Government approach to revitalizing the economy.

Can you spend your way out of shutdowns? How have Congress's key stimulus initiatives, from unemployment expansion to the Paycheck Protection Program to stimulus checks, worked out? And what about the push for more future $2,000 stimulus checks?

We discuss this and more—like Vance's hot take on how best to consume meatloaf.

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