ONLINE: Can $2 Trillion Prevent Another Great Depression?
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President Trump signed a $2 trillion bipartisan relief bill designed, in part, to protect people from the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. But is it best characterized as a stimulus package, a bailout, an emergency relief plan, or something else?
Moderated by Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, this panel—with policy director of Washington Center for Equitable Growth Amanda Fischer, Princeton University economics and public affairs professor Cecilia Rouse, and Roosevelt Institute director of progressive thought Mike Konczal—makes sense of what the relief bill is designed to do, whether it goes far enough, and what else our public officials should be doing to guard against another economic depression. We will also discuss how people can spend their federal checks to spur the economy.
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