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What Are Economists Actually Good For?

The need for education reform and a pro-growth tax code.

Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, joins Jamie to discuss the role of an economist and recession predictions.

The Agenda:
—Explaining why a recession hasn’t come this year
—The role of the Federal Reserve in managing inflation
—Rent prices and housing stock
—Education reform and a pro-growth tax code
—The breaking point with interest rates
—Will the U.S. dollar stop being the reserve currency of the world?
—The economic impact of defending Taiwan against China

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Jamie Weinstein is the host of Monday’s episode of The Dispatch Podcast, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining The Dispatch, he was the host of The Jamie Weinstein Show. He has previously written for Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, and National Review, among other publications, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and HBO’s “Real Time w/ Bill Maher.” When Jamie is not hosting, he is spending time with his wife and three rambunctious boys or working on his many entrepreneurial pursuits.