Our austerity addiction will destroy us

The coronavirus outbreak demands a huge, costly intervention, but deficit hawks can’t kick their means-testing habit

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Gage Skidmore / CC-BY-SA)

There are no atheists in foxholes, and there are no deficit hawks in an economic meltdown—or at least there shouldn’t be.

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD