This program discusses the merits and viability of ideas to stimulate the economy, including borrowing from retirement accounts to pay credit card debt, creating a federal sales tax and making it easier to get small business permits.Guests are Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy, and Anthony B. Sanders, a professor of real estate finance at George Mason University.
Mercatus Center financial services experts Anthony Sanders, Arnold Kling, and Lawrence J. White discuss the future of GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government's role in the U.S. housing market.
Inside State and Local Policy regular, Dr. Bruce Yandle of Clemson University, joins us to give an economic update. In this podcast he discusses how things are looking for the United States economy, housing markets, outcomes of the stimulus, and the road to recovery.