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Time to Reduce that Stimulus!

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On December 7, 2013
No wonder the Fed is talking about reducing stimulus policies. The poor are rolling in the dough! This morning’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the economy added 203,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent. While this is welcome news, it’s important to keep in mind that […]

Minimum Wage

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On August 8, 2013

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the WonkBlog is promoting conservative economists that want to allow employers to pay less than the minimum wage. [SL] I suppose considering Obama’s

The North Carolina legislature for another in a string of extremist laws that tear the state’s once fairly robust safety net apart in order to appease plutocrat Art Pope: Starting next week, North Carolina—which has the fifth highest jobless rate in the country—will become the only state in the union with no safety net for […]

In the long run

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On February 6, 2013

A reader suggested I take a look at Hamilton Nolan’s ongoing Gawker series of unemployment stories. They make for harrowing reading, and a lot of them are from attorneys. Here’s one from s

Dana Goldstein’s latest column about youth unemployment is deeply problematic. Certainly youth unemployment is a gigantic problem. The new statistics showing that only 1/6 of recent high school graduates who are not going onto college has a full-time job is terrible. And there’s nothing wrong per se with the European-style vocational education she suggests. For […]
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