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(What's Left of) Our Economy: A Fact-Free Case Against Austerity by Krugman

I wish I knew how to say “cherry pick” in French. Then I could write a snappier headline for this post about Paul Krugman’s recent efforts to show the devastating effects of Eurozone austerity policies. 691 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Obama's unemployment: 11,472,000 Americans left the workforce since January 2009

CNS News reports.

Excerpt:

11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Declining LFP in the US

A new White House Council of Economic Advisors report outlines the decline in the Labor Force Participation rate over the last seven years in the US, parsing the more then 3 percentage point decline in overall participation rates. 69 more words

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Women's security and work in India

Pretty much all I think about these days is women’s labor force participation, primarily in India. One of the big things on my mind is how increased reports of sexual assault, rape, and other crimes against women, particularly on public transportation, affect labor market entry and exit, hours worked etc. 231 more words

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Declining Workforce Participation: unemployed squirrels

My little germ of a thought for today is an parallel I see with declining workforce participation and our ancestor’s experience of no longer needing draught animal as a consequence of the industrial revolution and in particular the use of fossil fueled mechanical engines. 2,200 more words

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