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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quotes of the Day

"In September, 1.4 million workers, or only 34 percent of all the long-term unemployed, received federal unemployment benefits, down from about 2.2 million workers a year ago." (source: The Hill)
"… by failing to address unemployment, we have, in fact, been sacrificing the future, too. What passes these days for sound policy is in fact a form of economic self-mutilation, which will cripple America for many years to come." (source: Paul Krugman)

I hope to address the issue in a longer piece soon. For now, though, I have to ask: who are we, as a nation, that we inflict such damage on ourselves?

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