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Student loan forgiveness proposals bad macro econ policy, says Wolfers

Dec 6, 2020 Chicago Tribune
Most of the [student loan debt] relief would go to people who don't need it and would merely sock it away. "This is the worst macro policy I've ever heard of," said Wolfers. It would make far more sense to funnel money to low-income and unemployed...
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Stevenson highlights the pandemic's disproportionate toll on moms

Oct 16, 2020 New York Times
“The drop in female labor-force participation was quite dismal and not surprising with the return back to school not happening,” said Betsey Stevenson. Read the full New York Times article on school re-openings in the pandemic...
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Stevenson highlights COVID recession's stark impacts on Gen Z

Oct 2, 2020 Bloomberg Special Report
"What really matters is how long the recession lasts... I think there is already some damage to young people that is going to take them a decade to reverse," said Ford School economist Betsey Stevenson. "So, I think of that already as some permanent...