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Life in the Greate Recession - Grasping Reality with Both Hands

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SDJ: Life in the Greate Recession: Jim Hamilton of UCSD: >Econbrowser: Extending unemployment benefits: >Here I ... LINK ... Jim Hamilton of UCSD: >Econbrowser: Extending unemployment benefits: >Here I make two quick observations on the policies being discussed. The first point has been widely noted, but it bears repeating since I keep hearing comments from people who seem to be unaware of it. When you hear that current unemployment benefits can in some cases be collected for up to 99 weeks, and that Congress is discussing an extension of this program, it is perhaps natural to think this means that some people might be eligible for longer than 99 weeks. But this is not the case. Instead what is being discussed is whether the current limits will be kept in place for another two years or whether the limits will be decreased immediately. >The second point to which I'd like to call attention has also been around awhile, but is appropriately still being discussed (e.g., Calculated R

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SDJ: Life in the Greate Recession: Jim Hamilton of UCSD: >Econbrowser: Extending unemployment benefits: >Here I ... LINK ... Jim Hamilton of UCSD: >Econbrowser: Extending unemployment benefits: >Here I make two quick observations on the policies being discussed. The first point has been widely noted, but it bears repeating since I keep hearing comments from people who seem to be unaware of it. When you hear that current unemployment benefits can in some cases be collected for up to 99 weeks, and that Congress is discussing an extension of this program, it is perhaps natural to think this means that some people might be eligible for longer than 99 weeks. But this is not the case. Instead what is being discussed is whether the current limits will be kept in place for another two years or whether the limits will be decreased immediately. >The second point to which I'd like to call attention has also been around awhile, but is appropriately still being discussed (e.g., Calculated R

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Life in the Great Recession - Grasping Reality with Both Hands: Jim Hamilton of UCSD: >Econbrowser: Extending un... LINK ... Jim Hamilton of UCSD: >Econbrowser: Extending unemployment benefits: >Here I make two quick observations on the policies being discussed. The first point has been widely noted, but it bears repeating since I keep hearing comments from people who seem to be unaware of it. When you hear that current unemployment benefits can in some cases be collected for up to 99 weeks, and that Congress is discussing an extension of this program, it is perhaps natural to think this means that some people might be eligible for longer than 99 weeks. But this is not the case. Instead what is being discussed is whether the current limits will be kept in place for another two years or whether the limits will be decreased immediately. >The second point to which I'd like to call attention has also been around awhile, but is appropriately still being discussed (e.g., Calculated Risk

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