The Biden administration made a huge announcement this week with its decision to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt per eligible borrower. My colleagues at the Roosevelt Institute Suzanne Kahn and Joe Stiglitz had important pieces putting this in context, and pushing back against the narrative that this would spur inflation. I pulled together there and other readings here on Twitter and here in unrolled form.

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Jesse Jenkins and some other folks posted earlier this week about whether we need a radically simpler build out process for clean energy, and whether communities blocking projects had too much power. I had a thread with some of my reflections on what we can learn from trade shocks and the globalization and labor movements on that question. See the original thread here, or the Unrolled blog version here. (Am experimenting with a new way to both keep track of these threads and have them not look terrible when posted badly on Medium.)

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Todd N. Tucker

Todd N. Tucker

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Director, Industrial Policy & Trade, Roosevelt Institute / Roosevelt Forward. Teach, Johns Hopkins. PhD. Political scientist researching economic transitions.