`

jim pethokoukis

Trade War Undermining The Tax Cuts

Would ending the tariffs be the most impactful “tax cut?” What is the most stunning indictment of the tax cuts? Would a reduction in payroll taxes be offset with policies from the Fed? Is there a recession or just a slow down in the offing?Columnist for the American Enterprise Institute, Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content

Big Government And Big Tech

Is China a prime example of how easy it is for a government to successfully suppress information from the general public for political gain? Will China wait it out until after the 2020 election to decide how they want to handle trade with the U.S.? Both the left and right want to take on Big Tech but what’s the best free market solution? CNBC contributor and columnist at AEI, Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content

Things Looking Up In 2019?

Is Ocasio-Cortez and her plan to tax the “rich” at almost 70% make her sound more like an activist than a serious policymaker? Is there any research on how high tax rates affect how people choose their careers? Do “Democratic-Socialists look at people as just revenue agents for the state? Will 2019 be a year of slower growth? CNBC contributor and columnist at AEI, Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content

Are We On The Brink Of A Recession?

Has the economy been growing organically or only doing well at the moment due to a bunch of temporary juicing? Have deregulation and the tax cuts done enough to propel the economy? Is the current trade war not looking so easy to win? How important is the outcome of Brexit in the UK and protests in Paris for the global economy? Does junk science breed junk economics? CNBC Contributor and AEI columnist James Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content

Optimistic But Realistic Outlook On The Trump Economy

The U.S. is finally starting to see decent wage growth and higher participation rate, but what’s the down side?  Is the last time we bragged about unemployment the time we went into a recession and let inflation get out of control? Is the new NAFTA the same as old NAFTA? Does Trump want tariffs to inflict punishment on China or help the U.S.? Are we headed toward a free trade market? CNBC Contributor, Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content

“Sugar Economics”

Is this the best economy ever? Were the tax cuts and deregulation enough? Not according to the worker productivity numbers. Is Kudlow right to say tariffs are a lever to reduce barriers across the board? AEI's Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to explain.

Related Content

How Good Is The Trump Economy?

Are there two Americas: low tax right to work states vs. the others? Will states trying to court Amazon take note after Amazon says they will not surrender to Seattle's new head tax? Columnist at AEI, Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss the April jobs numbers. 

Related Content

Strong November Jobs Numbers

There were strong jobs numbers for November but was there any wage growth? Should we stay away from Bitcoin or is James Pethokoukis hoarding it? Is the Trump Administration’s absence of new regulations one of the most underreported stories of his presidency so far? Are millenials’ unfavorable views towards capitalism leading to a decline in entrepreneurship? CNBC Contributor and columnist for the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content

Did GOP Water Down The Watered Down Tax Plan?

Is the government going to be able to pay for the tax cuts in the GOP House tax reform bill? Is the GOP changing the tax plan already? Are they already watering down the watered down tax reform plan? At this point, is it worse to vote down the tax reform bill or pass it anyways? Did the failure of replacing Obamacare leave less room for tax cuts? CNBC Contributor and columnist for the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis joins Dan and Kristen to discuss.

Related Content

Status Check On Tax Reform

Were Senator Ron Johnson’s comments on the possibility of bringing the Graham Cassidy Bill back nothing more than wishful thinking? What should lawmakers be doing to grow the labor force? Is Congress prepared to create long term tax reform solutions? Columnist for the American Enterprise Institute and CNBC contributor, Jim Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

Related Content

Can The US Job Market Get Even Tighter?

US Job Employment numbers have been improving. Where have jobs been added? How would reductions in structural tax rates impact wages and employment? What would he do to substantially change the regulatory framework of government? What is his best Marine LePen quip? CNBC Contributor and columnist for the American Enterprise Institute James Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

Related Content