Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Uncommon Knowledge: Kevin Warsh and the Long Road Back to Economic Recovery


As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Peter Robinson sat down (virtually over Zoom) with Kevin Warsh, the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. They discuss the nuts and bolts of the Federal Government’s 2 Trillion dollar (and rising) recovery and aid package, why it was needed, and its chances of staving off a depression. In addition, they discuss how the government can help (and possibly hurt) both small businesses and large corporations. Finally, Kevin gives some reasons to be optimistic (in the long run at least) and makes an argument as to why the U.S. economy is well suited to make a strong recovery.

Note: Kevin’s audio is not as good as we would have hoped (the hazards of producing shows under shelter at home orders). We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Recorded on April 1, 2020.

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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Thanks for the interview. I am very worried about how the economy will do. I hope it will be a hard but short depression but am fearful that a Democrat in the White House will cause it to be another prolonged economic down turn a la FDR and Obama. 

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    • April 3, 2020, at 11:04 AM PDT
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