• Jan 3, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 19:32 mins

Guest: Zoya DeNure, Musher and Owner of Crazy Dog Kennels For many Americans, snow is a sign of the season.  For some, it means skiing or snowboarding, or cozy days inside with hot cocoa. Or maybe it just means the drudgery of shoveling walks and scraping windshields. But for mushers in Alaska, it’s a chance to start conditioning their dogs for epic sled races like the Iditarod, which spans more than 1,000 miles and kicks off the first Saturday in March.

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Why It Matters That Interest on National Debt Will Soon Eclipse National Defense

17 MINS

Guest: Doug Criscitello, Executive Director, Center for Finance and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The ongoing budget dispute and government shutdown in Washington is not really about money. It’s about politics –President Trump trying to fulfill a campaign promise to build the wall and Democrats hoping to stop him. What they’re not talking about in any serious way is the nation’s debt –that even with a strong economy, budget deficits are increasing.  And all that borrowing has a price. The amount of interest America pays on its debt is the fastest growing part of the government’s budget. In less than five years, we’ll be paying more interest on our national debt than we spend on national defense. What does that say about our priorities?

Guest: Doug Criscitello, Executive Director, Center for Finance and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The ongoing budget dispute and government shutdown in Washington is not really about money. It’s about politics –President Trump trying to fulfill a campaign promise to build the wall and Democrats hoping to stop him. What they’re not talking about in any serious way is the nation’s debt –that even with a strong economy, budget deficits are increasing.  And all that borrowing has a price. The amount of interest America pays on its debt is the fastest growing part of the government’s budget. In less than five years, we’ll be paying more interest on our national debt than we spend on national defense. What does that say about our priorities?