Posts Tagged ‘unemployment benefits’

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

    Apr 23, 13 • 289 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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    Fiscal Cliff Notes

    Nov 11, 12 • 248 Views • No Comments

    There might be 2 ways to look at the fiscal cliff. Specifically, we can focus on tax increases and spending cuts: Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expire Affordable Care Act taxes: kick in   Spending Cuts Emergency...  [read more]

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    What is the Fiscal Cliff?

    Jul 11, 12 • 193 Views • No Comments

    The fiscal cliff is composed of 8 tax and spending events. Permitting all to occur might be the equivalent of jumping over the edge in an economic dive. Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expires Affordable Care Act taxes:...  [read more]

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    Understanding Germany

    Jun 28, 12 • 194 Views • No Comments

    Are Germans thinking, “We did it and now it’s your turn?” Ten years ago, Germany’s unemployment rate averaged more than 9% and economic growth was close to zero. Jobless workers, depending on their family status, were receiving 60-67%...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Benefits and Costs

    Jan 13, 12 • 200 Views • No Comments

    99, 26 or somewhere in between? At the end of February, Congress again will have to decide about the length of unemployment insurance (UI) Described by the state of California to its residents, 99 remains the maximum number of weeks for receiving UI. Had...  [read more]