The top economic issues in 2021

People walk past a sign while wearing masks to prevent contracting and spreading novel coronavirus in San Francisco, California, United States on January 3, 2021. California has implemented shelter-in-place order to encourage people to stay home during the winter holiday to counter the surge of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the global pandemic. U.S. confirmed cases has surpassed 20 millions on the first day of 2021. (Photo by Yichuan Cao/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany.

Stephanie Aaronson, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings, and Wendy Edelberg, senior fellow and director of the Hamilton Project, share their views on the state of the U.S. economy and the top economic issues facing the country in the upcoming year.

Also, Sarah Binder, senior fellow in Governance Studies, offers her take on what happened in Congress this week, with a focus on the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump, and her views on why the electoral vote count rules didn’t break under pressure.

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