Posts Tagged ‘safety net’

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    Entitlements: What is the Right Size for the Safety Net?

    Apr 23, 13 • 332 Views • No Comments

    At the beginning of The Intouchables, we meet an unemployed French worker awaiting a job interview. Uninterested in being hired, he needs a third signature for his benefits form to prove he is looking. Inexplicably, he gets the job and the result is a great...  [read more]

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    How Has The Safety Net Affected the Unemployment Rate?

    Feb 5, 13 • 231 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan believes that the US unemployment rate has remained high because of many separate public policy changes. Big and small, each one influenced workers, businesses and consumers by creating new incentives. For...  [read more]

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    Trade Deals

    May 21, 11 • 253 Views • No Comments

    What if Mr. Jones, an assembly line worker, lost his job because of low cost imports? And, what if Mrs. Smith, a travel agent, also is unemployed but the reason is online firms like Expedia?  Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt asks us why Congress is...  [read more]

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    Silver Job Fairs

    Oct 31, 10 • 250 Views • No Comments

    It is more likely that a 75 year-old South Korean will be working than a 60 year old Frenchman. According to OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and development) statistics cited by Floyd Norris, workers in South Korea and Japan remain in the labor...  [read more]

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    Economic Freedom

    May 29, 10 • 303 Views • No Comments

    Composed of 179 countries, the Index of Economic Freedom ranks France 64 and the United States 8. At the top of the list, with the more free economies and the lowest numbers, are Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia while North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Cuba...  [read more]