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Income Inequality Drives Recession

"Policies that generate more widely shared prosperity lead to stronger and more sustainable economic growth—and that’s good for everyone." Robert Reich on how to fix the recession.

“The national economy isn’t escaping the gravitational pull of the Great Recession. None of the standard booster rockets are working: near-zero short-term interest rates from the Fed, almost record-low borrowing costs in the bond market, a giant stimulus package and tax credits for small businesses that hire the long-term unemployed have all failed to do enough. That’s because the real problem has to do with the structure of the economy, not the business cycle. No booster rocket can work unless consumers are able, at some point, to keep the economy moving on their own.”


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