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Fake Right-Wing Republican Claims We Cannot Afford to Borrow to Build Infrastructure: For the Virtual Green Room

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands

Rebutted by M.S. at The Economist: >I agree with the "it's insane" analysis offered by Matthew Yglesias of America's refusal to borrow money at historically cheap rates and spend it on infrastructure and other job-generating activit...

Deficit Spending

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money

Yglesias is making a lot of sense here. With interest rates this low, the nation should just borrow the money to rebuild its infrastructure and not worry about some existential need to pay off the debt. Of course, that no one can sa...

David Callahan: Put Hardhats to Work With New Infrastructure Spending

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog

With interest rates at a historic low, and a huge supply of surplus skilled labor, it's hard to imagine a better time than now for the U.S. to borrow a lot of money to strengthen its infrastructure.

David Callahan: Put Hardhats to Work With New Infrastructure Spending

News : Huffington Post

With interest rates at a historic low, and a huge supply of surplus skilled labor, it's hard to imagine a better time than now for the U.S. to borrow a lot of money to strengthen its infrastructure.

The Problem With Low Interest Rates

Politics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

Interest rates in the United States are really, really low. This suggests two things. First, it's a great time for the federal money to borrow money for free and spend it on things like infrastructure repair. Second, no matter what ...

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