The Madeleine Brand Show for September 7, 2011

Could I-bank create jobs? (No, not the new Apple product)

President Obama will unveil his new plan to tackle the nation's unemployment problem Thursday night. He's expected to call for $300 billion in tax credits, job training for unemployed workers and a renewal of the payroll tax cut. Another idea the president has talked about in the past is the creation of a national "infrastructure bank." The bank would be started up by the federal government and would leverage private money for infrastructure projects. For more details Madeleine spoke with Matt Debord, the author of "Debord Report," a KPCC blog focusing on the economy.


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