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Paul A. London, opinion contributor , Paul A. London, opinion contributor
>"Build Back Better (BBB) is an effort to contain the dangers posed by insecure and angry working people and by disadvantaged groups with similar grievances."
>"Build Back Better (BBB) is an effort to contain the dangers posed by insecure and angry working people and by disadvantaged groups with similar grievances."
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>"It may be a little premature to bring out the bunting but, nevertheless, the UK economy is finally bigger than it was before the onset of the Covid crisis. The Office for National Statistics proudly announced on Friday that “gross _...Read More_
>"It may be a little premature to bring out the bunting but, nevertheless, the UK economy is finally bigger than it was before the onset of the Covid crisis. The Office for National Statistics proudly announced on Friday that “gross _...Read More_
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"The White House is grappling with another gloomy inflation report that threatens both President Biden’s sweeping social spending bill and Democrats’ prospects in the midterm elections."
"The White House is grappling with another gloomy inflation report that threatens both President Biden’s sweeping social spending bill and Democrats’ prospects in the midterm elections."
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"The rigid stances of Modern Monetary Theory’s devotees and detractors have not lent themselves to productive discussion. This is a serious loss for policymakers, because MMT includes both problematic propositions and perfectly reasonable – _...Read More_
"The rigid stances of Modern Monetary Theory’s devotees and detractors have not lent themselves to productive discussion. This is a serious loss for policymakers, because MMT includes both problematic propositions and perfectly reasonable – _...Read More_
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>"With costs higher than families can comfortably bear, quality often lacking and a system balanced on the backs of an abysmally compensated female workforce, our child care system cries out for a bipartisan public policy solution."
>"With costs higher than families can comfortably bear, quality often lacking and a system balanced on the backs of an abysmally compensated female workforce, our child care system cries out for a bipartisan public policy solution."
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"Christmas is known as the “feast of the poor,” but President Biden and Congress are not doing anything to help them. Their wild spending spree has made the holiday cost far more than it should."
"Christmas is known as the “feast of the poor,” but President Biden and Congress are not doing anything to help them. Their wild spending spree has made the holiday cost far more than it should."
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"The United States must make up for years of inaction and invest in every foundation of our economy."
"The United States must make up for years of inaction and invest in every foundation of our economy."
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"Since March 2020, the state of the economy has been tied inexorably to the state of the pandemic. "
"Since March 2020, the state of the economy has been tied inexorably to the state of the pandemic. "
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Jennifer C. Greenfield, opinion contributor, Jennifer C. Greenfield, opinion contributor
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Jennifer C. Greenfield, opinion contributor, Jennifer C. Greenfield, opinion contributor
"It’s time for Congress to ensure that the unexpected won’t spell disaster for working families. Congress must include paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better plan."
"It’s time for Congress to ensure that the unexpected won’t spell disaster for working families. Congress must include paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better plan."
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"Family poverty has substantially declined thanks to the child tax credit."
"Family poverty has substantially declined thanks to the child tax credit."
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"High monthly inflation is a serious economic concern. Larry Summers warned the American Rescue Plan might overheat the economy, and his warnings seem more prescient now. Summers supports the Build Back Better act, which is paid for."
"High monthly inflation is a serious economic concern. Larry Summers warned the American Rescue Plan might overheat the economy, and his warnings seem more prescient now. Summers supports the Build Back Better act, which is paid for."
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"Policymakers should not have been caught off guard by surging prices and shortages of goods and labor. Practically the entire post-pandemic agenda is built around policies that stoke demand and discourage work, making supply-side _...Read More_
"Policymakers should not have been caught off guard by surging prices and shortages of goods and labor. Practically the entire post-pandemic agenda is built around policies that stoke demand and discourage work, making supply-side _...Read More_
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"Passage of the big and bold Build Back Better plan would continue and even extend the recovery that’s already started."
"Passage of the big and bold Build Back Better plan would continue and even extend the recovery that’s already started."
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>"Government has done what it can. Now we need to use the power of free markets to fight the pandemic."
>"Government has done what it can. Now we need to use the power of free markets to fight the pandemic."
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"So, showering the economy with $6 trillion in new spending (the price tag of Biden’s Build Back Better plan) will lead to lower prices? That is utter nonsense."
"So, showering the economy with $6 trillion in new spending (the price tag of Biden’s Build Back Better plan) will lead to lower prices? That is utter nonsense."