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America’s stimulus package: is it working? | The Economist

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America has spent trillions of dollars on stimulus packages to prop up its economy in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. But is it working—and what will the long-term effects be? Our experts answer your questions. Question timecodes: 00:00 Introduction to US economic stimulus 00:44 Where does the stimulus money come from? 01:43 Will the ...

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America has spent trillions of dollars on stimulus packages to prop up its economy in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. But is it working—and what will the long-term effects be? Our experts answer your questions.



Question timecodes:


00:00 Introduction to US economic stimulus


00:44 Where does the stimulus money come from?


01:43 Will the funds actually reach the people who need it most?


03:00 How does the American economic stimulus compare to other countries globally?


04:08 Has the increased unemployment benefit disincentivised people from going back to work?


05:08 How will America’s economic stimulus impact inflation?


06:24 Should Americans be concerned that the stimulus will put the government in debt?


08:28 Can the positive effects of the covid-19 stimulus on the US economy be shown?


09:23 Is America becoming more socialist by handing out this stimulus?



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