The Uneasy Future of America

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The Uneasy Future of America

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08/31/2020Jeff Deist

Last time we met in Orlando, Bob Murphy mentioned how much worse our political and social divide would be if the economy crashed like 2008. Now we face this very problem—with COVID-19 lockdowns and George Floyd protests decimating the economy and social media exposing raw animosity along racial and "woke" lines. Congress and the Fed have gone into overdrive creating new stimulus and "liquidity," but 40 million Americans are unemployed and major cities are still recovering from turmoil. The national debt tops $26 trillion while tax receipts at all levels of government plummet.

So what does it all mean for you, for freedom, and for the future of America—economic and otherwise?

Recorded in Orlando, Florida, on August 29, 2020. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roe for making this event possible.

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