Prof. David Backus on President Obama's "Fix It First" program
— February 13, 2013
Excerpt from The Huffington Post -- "But the dollars simply can't achieve the objective, said David Backus, an economist at NYU's Stern School of Business. 'Fifty billion dollars is basically an immaterial number for the U.S. economy,' Backus said. 'We have a 14-trillion dollar economy. Will there be an employment effect? Maybe. But it'll be swamped by anything else that goes on.'"