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Wolfers says people need pandemic relief grants

Dec 2, 2020 NPR Marketplace
Grants should go to people, said Wolfers.  “Unlike previous recessions, we should really design the package around income support for the millions of people who are either without work or on incredibly reduced hours,” he said. You can read and...
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Another stimulus will be needed, says Shaefer

Nov 9, 2020 Market Watch
The initial stimulus plan was “the best thing we’ve ever done for low-income families during an economic crisis and it’s not even close,” said Shaefer. “It’s quite clear we’re going to need another economic stimulus to help families at this time” to...
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Shaefer on the success of the CARES Act

Oct 15, 2020 New York Times
“It wasn’t perfect, but hands down it’s the most successful thing we’ve ever done in negating hardship,” said H. Luke Shaefer. Read the full New York Times article...
In the Media

Stevenson testifies on the effects of fiscal relief inaction

Sep 11, 2020 Law 360
"One of the problems we've seen is that high-income households have really boosted their savings [with CARES Act funding]. And when you're saving, you're not spending and that's part of what's caused the economy to contract." Read the full Law...
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TANF left out of coronavirus relief efforts

May 8, 2020
Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, or TANF, was created as part of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill as a way to give cash assistance to those most vulnerable. Yet at a time when millions of Americans are in dire need of cash assistance, the...
Conversations Across Difference, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence H. Summers: Is the federal deficit unsustainable?

Oct 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Lawrence H. Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on whether the growing federal deficit is sustainable for the United States economy.
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