Go Ahead and Build It!
For decades, American politicians have sidestepped making serious national plans to invest in the country’s debilitated infrastructure. Now our country needs multiple-trillions to restore, improve and create a wide array of public infrastructure projects, from highways to high-speed broadband. A new national grassroots campaign called the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank proposes that we return to our historical routes for financing those projects by creating a public bank to do the job, at no cost to taxpayers! Ellen speaks with economist Alphecca Muttardy of the NIB Coalition about how that bank would work, and later we talk with Dr. Robert Hockett about how the Federal Reserve could play an active role in making it happen.