Heintz and Pollin comment on tracking stimulus spending

James Heintz ’01G, assistant research professor at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Robert Pollin, UMass Amherst economics professor and co-director of PERI, commented in a story about the progress of the economic stimulus package.  Although you can track the spending through government websites, interpreting the data is “not the easiest thing,” admits Pollin.  Heintz points out that one problem stems from the fact that there are many branches of the state and federal governments administering the funds. (Masslive.com, 3/14/2010)

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