The Ugly Part of the $900 Billion Stimulus Bill

Jeffrey D. Sachs
The two parties don’t even try anymore to forge a public consensus on what we need to spend on and what we should tax. Neither party seemingly assesses long-term spending needs, nor proposes a tax structure to align with those needs.
Politicians voiced their opinions, but they didn't listen to the public's opinions in any systematic manner.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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