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The Stimulus: Four Reasons We Can’t Afford Not to Have One
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The Stimulus: Four Reasons We Can’t Afford Not to Have One

A direct economic stimulus package is exactly what we need in the current crisis.

Read Will Straw’s column, "The Case for Economic Stimulus"

After more than a year of federal efforts to shore up the economy by heaping loans, money, and guarantees onto Wall Street, Americans are still suffering from the deepest economic crisis in recent memory. More, different measures are needed. Below are four reasons why a direct economic stimulus package is exactly what the current crisis needs.

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Will Straw

Fellow

Heather Boushey

Senior Fellow

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