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Trump & Biden spent too much on COVID stimulus, says Austan Goolsbee
Trump & Biden Spent Too Much On COVID Stimulus, Says Austan Goolsbee | GZERO World

Trump & Biden spent too much on COVID stimulus, says Austan Goolsbee

The brief recession the US economy experienced during the pandemic was arguably the weirdest one ever.

Why? Because it was "an unprecedentedly steep downturn [followed by] an unprecedentedly rapid comeback," says economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

What's more, that recession was driven by less demand for theoretically recession-proof services instead of stuff like goods and real estate.

And then there was the government response.

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What's next for infrastructure and Biden's Build Back Better plan?
What’s Next for Infrastructure & Biden’s Build Back Better Plan? | US Politics In :60 | GZERO Media

What's next for infrastructure and Biden's Build Back Better plan?

Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington, shares insights on US politics:

Now that President Biden has signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, what's next for infrastructure?

The President this week signed a significant new investment in infrastructure, about $550 billion beyond the money that's already being spent in the baseline levels for the US infrastructure, and this is a big investment. It about doubles how much money the US spends on infrastructure over the next five years, and the money's going to go to all kinds of places, roads, bridges, tunnels, water projects, broadband deployment for Americans, climate resiliency, electric vehicles. There's a lot of different things that are going to be funded by this pot of cash.

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