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Covid-$1.9T

Released Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
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Vox's Emily Stewart joins Matt and Dara to unpack what's in the Covid relief bill, now that it's out of committee. They talk about state & local relief, UI extensions, the $15 minimum wage, and why Congress is perma-hamstrung to effect real change. Plus, some research is analyzed about popular trading app Robin Hood, and its possible affect on stock prices.

Resources:
"The year that Congress just gave people money" by Dylan Matthews, Vox (Feb. 5, 2021)
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Hosts:
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM), Business and Politics reporter, Vox

Credits:
Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

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58m 30s
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