Category Archives: Unemployment

Woz Larry Summers who dunnit

If I were king, I’d send any advisor who did this to me off to a life cleaning the royal chicken coops: Noam Scheiber: The Memo that Larry Summers Didn’t Want Obama to See, by Noam Scheiber: …Last month,… Ryan … Continue reading

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How “poor” are the poor: does the GOP claim that poverty is no big deal hold up?

Quantifying poverty is a harder problem than it ought to be, in that there are at least eight different Census Bureau poverty measurements, all yielding different answers. The imperfections behind the “15.1 percent in poverty” have led the conservative Heritage Foundation … Continue reading

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Deciding what to do with your life — vocational counselors

The man who blogs as “Smart Ass Cripple:” Following your heart doesn’t always lead to glamour and prosperity. . . . But when you follow your heart, whatever happens at least you know where you stand. If you decide to … Continue reading

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Chicago Fed President urges more aggressive monetary stimulus

The GOP presidential field opposes reappointing Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke not because he has held the reins on the money supply too tightly, but because they think he has been too loose with them. Rick Perry has said it would … Continue reading

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