Spending, Debt, Deficits, Taxes, and the question of how do we pay for it? When we talk about federal government spending, the discussion can easily get bogged down and side tracked by the “how do you pay for it” question. This course will attempt to offer an understanding of Federal government financing to see how the federal government makes and spends money, so the “how do we pay for it” question doesn’t impede a substantive discussion of the merits or disadvantages of large policy programs like expanding Social Security, Medicare for All, or The Green New Deal. By the end of the course, you will have the tools and insights to have thoughtful discussions and make up your own mind. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.