Tag Archives: Unemployment

Obama Works Overtime to Interfere With Business

The Roman Empire notoriously distracted its citizenry by providing bread and circuses to mollify and distract them from the real problems of their lives and the failures of their government. Washington DC kept up that hoary tradition this week, starting with an all-night Senate session on global warming, conducted by Senate Democrats protesting the lack of action by the US government on the issue...

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Evaluating evidence in the debate over unemployment benefits

There 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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