Why the Biden Economy Is Better Than You Think (with Brian Deese)
How to Save a Country · 38 minutes ·

Why the Biden Economy Is Better Than You Think (with Brian Deese)

Fresh off a legislative winning streak, the Biden administration is having a moment right now. But those unprecedented investments in driving clean energy innovation and rebuilding supply chains are poised to reshape the American economy for the next decade and beyond.

Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council, had a lot to do with that.

Brian joins the podcast to talk about the uniting principle behind the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act: "competent, effective government focused on investing in the United States, building in the United States, building capacity that's going to connect to people's lives.”

But first, co-hosts Felicia Wong and Michael Tomasky discuss their mission for the podcast's first season: challenging neoliberalism's prescription for small government, trickle-down tax cuts, and an unquestioning faith in markets—and offering an alternative vision for an economy and democracy that work for all of us.

Presented by the Roosevelt Institute, The New Republic, and PRX. Generous funding for this podcast was provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Omidyar Network. Views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinions and beliefs of its funders.

You can find transcripts and related resources for every episode at howtosaveacountry.org.

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