Analysis: Underneath the headline figure, what’s this package actually made up of? Who will benefit? And is it really as substantial as it sounds? Ben Chu investigates
Two trillion American dollars. That’s almost a tenth of the size of the entire US economy, the world’s largest.
It’s a quarter of total American public expenditure last year.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, passed by the Senate earlier this week and due to go before Congress today, sounds huge.
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