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Who Didn't Expect Big Jobless Claims?

Just around the corner? Watch out when journalists start using that phrase. It’s code for, “We have no clue when this disaster will end, but we prefer to keep people’s hopes up.”

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An Army Of One Last Resort

Well, that’s because even with unemployment numbers at a height unseen for a generation, most young, fit, bright Americans still are not so hopeless that they would consider joining the military.

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New York Times: Spend Money You Don't Have

New York Times columnists lately have been channeling the George W. Bush of 2001. Michael Kinsley urges us (with tongue only a bit in cheek) to “Show your consumer confidence. One last shopping spree. Buy that coffee maker whether you want one or not.” Thomas

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Time for another WPA?

Driven across a bridge lately? Used a public park? Visited a library? Walked on a sidewalk? Hiked on a trail? Taken your kids to a public school? Enjoyed a drink of clean water thanks to water treatment facilities? Taken a swim in a municipal pool?

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Will Fired Zillow Workers Use Zillow To Sell Their Homes?

A large-scale pre-emptive firing of American workers would suddenly create a large number of people who wouldn’t have much money to spend, and would be out making it harder for people who are already out of work to find a job. That would be a good way to make the economy a lot worse pretty quickly, wouldn’t it?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?