Stories by Michael Shuman
In 2017, according to Census data, state and local governments collectively spent about $3.7 trillion. Increasing the flow of these trillions toward local businesses in the post-COVID era could generate enormous boosts in local income, wealth, and jobs. Moreover, this stimulus would cost your state nothing—in fact, it would probably save billions of public dollars.
Michael Shuman calls attention to eight pandemic responses that seem to be shortening our social distance—and that we all should consider embracing.