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Think Twice Before Extending Unemployment Insurance

During a recent weekly address, President Obama called for Congress to reinstate jobless benefits (affecting 1.3 million Americans) for three months. According to Obama, unemployment insurance is a “vital economic lifeline,” and without it, the economy will slow for...

A War on Income Inequality Is a Bad Idea

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 State of the Union address, in which he declared his famous “War on Poverty.” Fifty years later, President Obama has effectively declared a similar war on income inequality, which he believes “is the...