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The stimulus failure

The stimulus failure

Update: 2020-05-225
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Ezra and Matt on Trump's pseudo-federalism and Pelosi's strange aversion to automatic stabilizers.

Resources:

"Nancy Pelosi says Democrats opted against putting federal aid on autopilot in their $3 trillion coronavirus spending package to avoid amplifying sticker shock" by Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Business Insider

"Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies" by Christopher DeMuth, WSJ

"Federalism Is an Asset" by Danielle Allen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Josh Simons, & Carmel Shachar, Harvard


References:

Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy, The Hamilton Project

Fix recessions by giving people money - The Weeds, featuring Claudia Sahm

The case for subsidized jobs - The Weeds, featuring Indi Dutta-Gupta


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

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