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Friday, February 23, 2018

Study: Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn’t Help Anyone

Remember when conservatives thought that slashing unemployment benefits would help people find jobs and reduce their dependence on the government? Not surprisingly, they were dead wrong. A recent EPI report shows that cutting benefits not only didn’t save states money, but it also didn’t do anything to help reduce unemployment. In 2013, eight states reduced the […]

July 30, 2014

Over 600 Economists Agree: It’s Time To Raise The Minimum Wage

When President Barack Obama reiterates his request that Congress raise the minimum wage during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night, he will have a group of over 600 economists in his corner. The 602 economists — including seven Nobel laureates and eight former presidents of the American Economic Association — have […]

January 27, 2014