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"Orphanomics" with Joe Santos, Ph.D.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Policymakers are quick to claim credit when the employment rate is high and inflation is low. But when the opposite is true, suddenly not one politician will take the blame.

Who should actually claim the glory and responsibility for all of the economy's ups and downs? Joe Santos, Ph.D., takes a hard look at the macroeconomic impact of policymakers and presidents.

He joins In the Moment to explore the fathers of the macroeconomy since the COVID-19 pandemic. Who gets the credit and who gets the blame at the state and national levels?

Read Santos' full blog post.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.