Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chart Of The Day: Average Duration Of Unemployment

Note: Unemployment benefits vary state by state, and typically last 26 weeks - well below the current average duration of unemployment. People in Kansas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina can be eligible for a maximum of only 14-17 weeks of benefits; people in Massachusetts can receive up to 30 weeks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Watch what homeless man does with $100

Filmmaker Josh Paler Lin gave a homeless man $100, then secretly followed him to record what he'd do with it. The man bought bread and shared it with others who are homeless. NBC's Betty Nguyen reports.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


From December 9th's HuffPost Hill newsletter:

DAILY DELANEY DOWNER - Congress used an old unemployment bill for its defense reauthorization, prompting some confusion among people noticing the unemployment reauthorizing text is still up on, looking like it's about to become law. It's not. Sorry, folks, nobody cares about that anymore on Capitol Hill.

We should point out that very, very few people have cared, period.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two Random Thoughts:

A random thought from Thomas Sowell:

"Many people who have never run one business for one day are nevertheless confident that they know corporate CEOs are not worth as much as they are paid."

A random response:

Many people who have never struggled to feed, clothe and shelter their family on minimum wage jobs are nevertheless confident that these millions of men and women are overpaid.