Tag Archives: Unemployment

Unpacking the Unemployment Lie

So there is a meme floating about on the Internet that no President since WWII has ever been re-elected with unemployment above 8%. Let’s debunk this falsehood. The underlying message here is that President Obama cannot be re-elected as long … Continue reading

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Good News, Everyone!

by Brian K. White Unemployment took a turn for the better, with 216,000 new jobs added to payroll last month. And while USA Today┬áreported that 2010 saw median incomes rise 2.1%, it also reported that median CEO pay jumped 27% … Continue reading

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Take 2: Could Employing Tax Cuts Tax Employment?

Waaaaaay back in September I posted my first article at 538 Refugees. In it, I concluded that there was an inverse relationship between the top income tax rate and employment growth. Now that the President and Congress are discussing the … Continue reading

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My Great Depression

As it seems pretty likely now that we will have a Republican House with a Democratic Senate and President starting late January and I’ve begun to think about the economic impact. Obviously, even if the party predictions are spot on,┬áthere … Continue reading

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