Editorial board (The Jakarta Post)
Tue, June 15 2021
One thing COVID-19 has taught governments and political leaders around the world is that helping the poor is the most sensible thing to do during this seemingly never-ending pandemic.
That is likely what drove leaders of major world economies to take fiscal action, like when United States President Joe Biden decided to sign the US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law in March.
The move was surprising considering Biden’s credentials as a centrist whom many expected to be a fiscal conservative. But he certainly knows that in a