Evaluating evidence in the debate over unemployment benefits

UnemploymentThere has been a bit of a brouhaha in the policy world these past months over extending emergency federal unemployment benefits. I believe, and have written, that the federal government should extend the duration an unemployed worker is eligible for unemployment benefits beyond the 26 weeks that are (typically) available in a healthy economy, but that the government should also do more for the unemployed than simply cut them checks…

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