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Josh Bivens

Josh Bivens

Josh Bivens is the Research and Policy Director at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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The Biden Rescue Plan Is Neither Risky Nor a Distraction From Structural Issues

The risks of going too-big are trivial. The risks of going too-small are large—letting the unemployment shock from Covid-19 linger for years.

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No, The Federal Reserve Cannot Make Up for the Senate GOP's Inaction

There has been plenty of debate about what the Fed should do differently to ease the economic crisis. But again, it is Congress—hamstrung by Senate Republicans’ refusal to act—which has all the power to end this crisis

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Cutting UI Benefits by $400 Per Week Will Significantly Harm U.S. Families, Jobs, and Growth

3.4 million fewer jobs will be created over the next year as a result.

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Ambitious Investments in Child and Elder Care Could Boost Labor Supply Enough to Support 3 Million New Jobs

The Biden campaign’s commitment to make these investments is most welcome.

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Recovering Fully From the Coronavirus Shock Will Require Large Increases in Federal Debt—and There's Nothing Wrong With That

In a demand-constrained economy like the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic, debt provides no countervailing drag on growth.

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12.7 Million Workers Have Likely Lost Employer-Provided Health Insurance Since the Coronavirus Shock Began

The linkage between specific jobs and the availability of health insurance is a prime source of inefficiency and inequity in the U.S. health system.

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What a 'Phase Four' Stimulus Package Must Provide

This bill must be passed quickly and must be sufficient in scope and magnitude to address the severity of the economic and public health crisis we are experiencing.

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The Coronavirus Fiscal Response Should Be as Big as Needed

Current forecasts indicate at least $2.1 trillion is needed through 2020.

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