On the Newsstand:unemployment

/ June 12, 2014 8:00 pm

A Real Game of Thrones

At a time when the Spanish monarchy could have unified Spaniards, it is now more unpopular and divisive than it has ever been.

/ October 14, 2013 12:26 am

The Virtues of Vacation

Reading Bertrand Russell's "In Praise of Idleness," 78 years after publication.

/ May 23, 2013 9:04 am

The Cynic Kids Don’t Stand a Chance

There is immense hope for today's generation, despite what all the critics say.

/ March 16, 2013 10:17 pm

The Failures of the Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate may not be the best metric for measuring the economy's well-being.

/ July 2, 2012 3:22 pm

Who’s Going to Bail Out the Bailout?

Spain's failed economic strategy has several fundamental flaws.

/ March 21, 2012 3:14 pm

Tough on Crime: A liberal’s admission that increased law enforcement works

Pinker’s treatment of crime in America made me more sympathetic to the police state.

/ March 20, 2012 1:39 am

The Arab World’s Forgotten Springs

A Look Into Oman, Jordan, and Algeria

and / November 11, 2011 8:30 pm

Jobs for Congress: Rewriting the Obama Plan

The President’s plan won’t solve much on its own

/ November 6, 2011 3:34 pm

Walking Out on Results

Why the Ec 10 walkout hurt the Occupy Wall Street movement.

/ October 24, 2011 5:14 pm

The Bank Bailout in Perspective

Was the despised but ultimately profitable TARP program a success?

/ September 30, 2011 4:21 pm

Paul Schied Wonders If Anyone Think This Is a Good Idea?

Paul Schied starts a discussion on what he sees as a stunningly impractical provision of the president’s jobs plan, and questions whether unemployment discrimination suits will have the desired effect. Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.

/ September 27, 2011 3:42 pm

Does Anyone Think This Is a Good Idea?

One provision of the president's jobs plan seems stunningly impractical.

/ July 12, 2010 9:41 pm

Weighing In: Basic Economic Principles and the Unemployed

Last week, Peyton argued that, “If the goal of policy is full employment, there are likely much better ways to accomplish this than unemployment insurance, and the drawbacks of this program [to extend UI benefits] are not to be rejected out of hand.” As he accurately points out, “The debate among economists is not about whether unemployment benefits generate additional ... Read More

/ July 6, 2010 3:30 pm

Pelosi Insulted by Basic Economic Principle

In a press conference late last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed legislation before the House to extend unemployment benefits until November 30. Asked if the extension would serve as a “disincentive for people to look for work,” Pelosi dismissed the argument as a “misrepresentation of the motivation for people to be on unemployment insurance” and an “insult to the working ... Read More

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