The policy proposals and potential cabinet appointments president-elect Trump has put forth thus far are unlikely to help working- and middle-class Americans. In a new article, EPI’s Josh Bivens discusses how the Trump administration may betray the promises he made to American working people on a range of issues including renegotiating trade agreements, taking on Wall Street, and rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure..
President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that one of his first priorities will be a plan to boost infrastructure investment. The plan, which provides tax credits to investors committed to financing infrastructure, has been equated as a form of public-private-partnerships (P3s). In a new article, EPI’s Josh Bivens and Hunter Blair explain that Trump’s plan isn’t as simple as encouraging the use of P3s, but rather is a way to transfer money to private financiers and developers with no guarantee that net new investments are made.