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A 2nd $1,200 stimulus payment needs to happen soon, economists say

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

More than 125 top economists, including a former White House advisor, are behind a call for lawmakers to pass a new round of payments.
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Second stimulus checks: Economists urge new round of $1,200 payments to Americans

Second stimulus checks: Economists urge new round of $1,200 payments to Americans

2 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - As Americans prepare for Thanksgiving, a group of more than 125 economists is calling for a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans, saying in an open letter that failure to act could damage the economy for years to come.
"Unless policymakers act quickly to respond to the crisis at the scale necessary, we risk the damage to the economy lasting much longer than necessary, particularly for those at the bottom who have been hit the hardest," the letter reads.
The group of economists, which includes former Obama administration Economic Policy Director Jason Furman, is...
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