Refund the police

With strings attached

A police officer.
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We're just over 75 days into the Biden era, and it's already quite a new world. Building on precedents set during the Trump administration, the political limits for spending have moved far higher than we've ever seen before, with the enthusiastic support of the Federal Reserve. It feels like a deep and fundamental shift, from a public philosophy based on scarcity to one based on abundance: more support for families, more housing, more jobs, more and cleaner electricity.

It's a welcome change. While it lasts, though, I have to ask: Can we agree that, as long as we're funding more of everything, we're going to also re-fund the police?

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