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Sound Policy Responses to the Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus   [open pdf - 170KB]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] Any policy response to the adverse economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic should be targeted, temporary, and directed at aiding public health efforts. [2] Congress should not exploit a crisis by bailing out special interests or handing out favors to those seeking to achieve policy aims unrelated to the outbreak. [3] An 'epidemic tax credit' for private firms in epidemic areas would help provide flexible paid leave, aid public health efforts, and reduce the risk of infection."

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Issue Brief No. 5046
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2020-03-11
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