Topic Fiscal Policy

Congress plays an important role in combatting recessions and supporting economic growth. The money it sends to families, workers, businesses, and communities softens the toll of recessions. Well-designed fiscal policies boost income and employment for all Americans. Equitable Growth works to improve our understanding of different fiscal policies, including how they can reduce the pain of economic downturns, reduce inequality, and support growth.

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The coronavirus recession highlights the importance of automatic stabilizers

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Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

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Coronavirus Recession

Equitable Growth and The Hamilton Project bring together policymakers and academics to discuss how to fight the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Moving from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation to a job losers’ stimulus program amid the coronavirus recession

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One year later: Recession Ready and the coronavirus recession

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Green stimulus, not dirty bailouts, is the smart investment strategy during the coronavirus recession

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The hidden costs of stock-market-first U.S. economic policies

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Coronavirus Recession

Main Street’s workers, families, and small businesses are now suffering as Wall Street prospers from policies to fight the coronavirus recession

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Coronavirus Recession

Get more money immediately to U.S. families and help them out of the coronavirus recession

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Vision 2020

Revamping U.S. small business rescue programs amid the coronavirus recession

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Vision 2020

Taxing wealth and investment income in the United States

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Achieving universal paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Vision 2020

Building worker power in the United States

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Improving automatic stabilizers to combat U.S. economic recessions

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Vision 2020

Reforming Unemployment Insurance across the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Restoring the federal estate tax is a proven way to raise revenue and address wealth inequality

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Coronavirus Recession

Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee on the Coronavirus Recession

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Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

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