Economics Explored
Economics Explored
Sep 30, 2022
The future US fiscal crisis & how to avert it w/ Romina Boccia, Cato Institute | EP159
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The Cato Institute’s Romina Boccia explains why she’s concerned about a future US fiscal crisis. She explains how entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare are the source of the problem. 

This episode’s guest Romina Boccia is Director of Budget and Entitlement Policy at the Cato Institute, where she specializes in federal spending, budget process, economic implications of rising debt, and Social Security and Medicare reform.

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Romina’s bio:

Romina’s first post for Cato:

Council on Foreign Relations article containing deficit projections which Gene mentions:

U.S. News article: How Much You Will Get From Social Security


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