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Binyamin Appelbaum is a reporter for the New York Times.

Binyamin Appelbaum

“And for governments, the real problem is that there’s this tremendous political pressure to get smaller, and everything we know about economics tells us that they should be doing the opposite, they should be getting bigger right now.

…I could get you 100 economists, and 95 of them would tell you the same thing, which is that right now is a really good time for the government to go out and borrow money, it’s as cheap as it’s ever been to borrow money, invest it in infrastructure, invest it in things that will pay off in the long run, and help out the economy.”