Adam Zemel is an undergraduate at Brandeis University, taking time off to contribute to Breakthrough's mission of advancing a new progressive politics capable of dealing with the central challenges of the 21st century.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Obama: Sowing Seeds for Stimulus 2.0?
The New York Times reports that even as President Obama signs the economic stimulus bill into law today, he and his aids are indicating that the President has not ruled out the need for continued public spending to stimulate economic recovery:
Monday, December 22, 2008
Will Energy Efficiency Stimulus Distract America from the Real Task at Hand?
An efficiency stimulus plan seems at first glance to be an unadulterated good: it puts Americans to work, saves energy and money, and cuts greenhouse gas emissions, all with investments that should pay for themselves. But there are reasons to be nervous about the overwhelming focus on energy efficiency by green leaders and Obama's top energy and climate advisors. This narrow focus threatens to distract from the critical work ahead: overcoming the technology gap that exists between the current state (and cost) of today's clean energy technologies and fossil fuels.