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Fiscal Policy in the US: Build Back Better

Developed by students in ECON 431 (Fall 21)

The American Rescue Plan is touted to "change the course of the pandemic and deliver immediate and direct relief to families and workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through no fault of their own." According to the Treasury Department, "this law is one of the most progressive pieces of legislation in history, and will build a bridge to an equitable economic recovery." (

What were the main policies that were enacted under the Bill? How do they help us understand the economic aims of each of these policies?