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NatCon 2022: Conservatives Rethink Foundations of the American Right | US Politics :60 | GZERO Media

NatCon 2022: Conservatives rethink foundations of the American right

Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington, DC reports from the 2022 National Conservative Conference in Miami, Florida.

What is national conservatism?

I'm down here in Miami, Florida, attending the third annual National Conservative Conference where we're hearing from a large group of conservatives who want to rethink the foundations that have held together the American Right for the last 50 years. Part of this is in response to Donald Trump's surprising election in 2016 and his dismantling of the conservative coalition that had supported the Republican Party to that point. Another big theme that we're hearing about is a reaction to what folks here call the woke Left who, in their mind, have dominated educational, business, and cultural institutions for a very long time and have pushed out the traditional Christian conservative values that built this country.

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Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs & Bring Back Jobs, Says US Energy Sec | GZERO World

Inflation Reduction Act will lower energy costs & bring back jobs, says US energy secretary

The Inflation Reduction Act is the Biden administration's biggest legislative win since the American Rescue Act early in his term in office. But what will the bill accomplish?

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says it'll fight climate change by giving Americans incentives to use renewable energy in their cars and homes. And that, in turn, will lower the cost of energy prices at home.

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What We Need To Know To Fix US Inflation | Economist Austan Goolsbee | GZERO World

What we need to know to fix US inflation

The recipe to fixing inflation depends on whether you see it as a demand or supply problem, economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Golsbee tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

If inflation is being driven by too much stimulus, as economist Larry Summers believes, then the Federal Reserve is doing the right thing by raising interest rates to cool demand, Goolsbee explains. But if inflation is mostly due to the war in Ukraine or supply chain disruptions, rate hikes might result in stagflation.

US inflation is at a 40-year high and is therefore drives the perception among Americans that the economy is bad.

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Trump & Biden Spent Too Much On COVID Stimulus, Says Austan Goolsbee | GZERO World

Trump & Biden spent too much on COVID stimulus, says Austan Goolsbee

The brief recession the US economy experienced during the pandemic was arguably the weirdest one ever.

Why? Because it was "an unprecedentedly steep downturn [followed by] an unprecedentedly rapid comeback," says economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

What's more, that recession was driven by less demand for theoretically recession-proof services instead of stuff like goods and real estate.

And then there was the government response.

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When High Inflation Meets High Job Rates | GZERO World

When high inflation meets high job rates

We live in odd economic times.

Polls show Americans now feeling so glum about the economy, yet okay about their individual finances?

Why? It's the unemployment, stupid, economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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Power to the Workers? What Historical Trends Suggest About Newfound Employee Influence | GZERO World

Power to the workers? What historical trends suggest about newfound employee influence

During the initial stages of COVID, Americans responded to shortages of basic items by making them domestically.

That's a blip that'll likely end once the economy (really) goes back to normal, says economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee.

"Why," he asks Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, "do we have a giant warehouse full of socks that we made here that we could buy on the open market for one third the price, and we could just have shipped here when we need them?"

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Explaining Inflation & What's Next For the US Economy | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Explaining inflation & what's next for the US economy

US inflation is now at a 40-year high. So, what can we do about it?

The Federal Reserve is trying to cool down the overheated economy by raising interest rates. But if the Fed goes too far, the rate hikes could trigger a recession that'll hit low-income Americans hardest.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee, who says the recipe to fixing inflation depends on whether you see it as a demand or supply problem.

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Closing tax loopholes: How US Congress will fund spending bill

Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington, DC, shares his analysis on US politics.

How is Congress planning on raising your taxes to pay for their new spending bill?

The short answer is they aren't. The new spending deal being negotiated by Senate leaders relies on several provisions that raise revenue for the federal government, by allowing lawmakers to claim they aren't raising taxes at all. How's that? By closing what policymakers consider loopholes in the tax code.

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