NEW PODCAST: Biden's Agenda, Milk Tea Alliance, and Italy Vaccine Reports (3/10)

03/11/21 09:38AM EST

Below is our world-renowned Demographer Neil Howe's latest weekly podcast. Neil discusses newsworthy market events that will prove the most timely, topical and consequential in the week ahead.

He talks through the news looming largest on his radar screen to keep your investing laser focused and confident. This free webcast compliments his in-depth research product Demography Unplugged.


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In this latest issue of my weekly podcast, we discuss Biden's and the Democrats' agenda. The Senate has passed the massive $1.9B stimulus package. The bill is also set to pass the House this week. This was a major win for the Democrats. Not only is the package popular among the general public, but it has considerable support among Republican voters. Biden has now turned his efforts towards HR.1, a voting reform package. This bill has almost no chance of passing the Senate, and it takes away from Biden's focus. He would do much better by passing popular and widely understood economic measures. 

Myanmar protesters have a new target. As demonstrations against the recent military coup continue, protesters have turned towards the China embassy. While some are asking for China’s help, others blame the country for allowing the coup to happen in the first place. 

“Quad” summit planned for next week. Biden has organized a meeting between the US, India, Australia, and Japan. The purpose of the conference is to discuss strategies to counter China’s influence in the Pacific. According to inside sources, vaccine diplomacy is high on the agenda.

Italy blocks vaccine exports. Prime Minister Mario Draghi used a new EU mechanism to block AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia. He earned huge support among Italy's populists (even Salvini is applauding) by arguing that since the company is behind in their EU contracts, they must first fulfill those agreements.

Is there a new biological threat to fertility? In her new book Count Down, epidemiologist Shanna H. Swan warns of a coming crisis in reproductive health. The book argues that endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our environment are wreaking havoc on sperm counts and egg quality and weaken humankind's ability to reproduce.

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Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed bestselling author and speaker, he is the nation's leading thinker on today's generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America's future.

A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is a senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where he helps direct the CSIS Global Aging Initiative.

Howe has written over a dozen books on generations, demographic change, and fiscal policy, many of them with William Strauss. Howe and Strauss' first book, Generations is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Vice President Al Gore called it "the most stimulating book on American history that I have ever read" and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it "an intellectual tour de force." Of their book, The Fourth Turning, The Boston Globe wrote, "If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets."

Howe and Strauss originally coined the term "Millennial Generation" in 1991, and wrote the pioneering book on this generation, Millennials Rising. His work has been featured frequently in the media, including USA Today, CNN, the New York Times, and CBS' 60 Minutes.

Previously, with Peter G. Peterson, Howe co-authored On Borrowed Time, a pioneering call for budgetary reform and The Graying of the Great Powers with Richard Jackson.

Howe received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and later earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale University.

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