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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 55

17 August 2011

Today’s guest is David Leonhardt, economics columnist and soon-to-be Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times and 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Follow him on Twitter @dleonhardt.

The topics we cover:

  • 0:30-5:33: State of the economy
  • 5:34-8:22: How much will the economy change when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect?
  • 8:23-14:09: The impact of tax cuts and increases on the economy
  • 14:10-20:02: Politicians are just like Jim Hendry: what is best for the collective is not best for the individual leader
  • 20:03-26:43: The White House’s mistakes and the outlook for the 2012 election
  • 26:44-34:01: Tax the rich?
  • 34:02-36:01: Standard and Poor’s credit downgrade: cause or symptom?
  • 36:02-39:11: How much can innovation and education help the economy?
  • 39:12-43:14: The future of the American dream
  • 43:15-47:20: The upcoming baseball pennant races (and it’s Steven Stills, not Neil Young)
  • 47:21-50:00: Bryce Harper and humility in sports
  • 50:01-end: Food Pick of the Week

David’s pick
My pick

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