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Why Biden’s economic team would rather go “too big” on COVID relief

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Bharat Ramamurti speaks during a hearing before the commission on December 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

"The issue is that if you do too little, that means that people are going to go hungry," says Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the National Economic Council. Sarah Silbiger/AFP via Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

"We need to fundamentally alter the trajectory of the recovery"

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 9, 2021
"The risks of going too small with this package far outweigh the risks of going too big," says Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the National Economic Council.

To undo Trump's net neutrality policy, the Biden admin drops a lawsuit

by Kimberly Adams Feb 9, 2021
California passed its own internet regulation. The Trump administration challenged it.

Fossil fuel pollution is killing 8.7 million people a year, study says

by Scott Tong Feb 9, 2021
Further investment in fossil fuels, even for a pandemic recovery, could have devastating human costs, the study says.

Small-business optimism hits 8-month low

by Kristin Schwab Feb 9, 2021
Though some numbers show signs of hope, the uncertainty many businesses feel can't entirely be captured in a survey.

How the end of slavery led to two different minimum wages

by Jasmine Garsd Feb 9, 2021
After the Civil War, companies didn’t want to reach into their own pockets to pay recently freed enslaved people.
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Should hospitals prioritize their own patients for COVID-19 vaccinations?

by Blake Farmer Feb 9, 2021
The practice by some hospitals is raising concerns about equity.

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