156 economists from dozens of the nations leading universities wrote an open letter to policymakers urging them to use all the tools at their disposal to avoid further preventable harm to people and the economy, including recurring direct stimulus payments, lasting until the economy recovers.
They called for:
- direct cash payments to families
- extended and enhanced unemployment benefits
- substantial aid to state and local governments
- stronger SNAP benefits
- robust child care funding and more
UKRAINE – 2020/07/09: A photo illustration of US 100 dollar bills. (Photo Illustration by Igor …