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Long Covid and the Labor Market

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On November 27, 2022
Bryce Covert’s work is always worth reading and that includes her new piece on the connections between long Covid and the tight labor market. One international online study of nearly 4,000 long COVID patients found that 22 percent had left the workforce due to their symptoms. Here in the United States, economists have been trying […]
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More on the False Economy

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On May 22, 2019
Building on yesterday’s post about how despite the low unemployment numbers, people’s lived economy is basically terrible, Jacob Hacker has a very useful op-ed in the Times on the same issue. Even with unemployment at a 50-year low, the job market is failing to reach millions of potential workers. That’s because those who aren’t working […]
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Profiting on Ethnic Cleansing

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On August 5, 2018
When your nation lacks a job policies to employ people where they live, it opens them up to making money off the worst of the United States: in this case an ethnic cleansing campaign that relies on private prisons and profit-taking by the few at the expense of the poor. But there are jobs and […]
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Jobs for All!

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On April 25, 2018
I am now an official member of the Fake News Industry, as I have an op-ed in the New York Times arguing for a federal job guarantee. The potential is great for helping revive depressed communities. West Virginia could clean up its streams and roadsides while building better housing. Flint, Mich., could construct new water […]
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