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Emergency Benefits

Extending Unemployment Benefits Makes Good Economic Sense, Too

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

I am a believer in the role of incentives in an economy, including how badly-aligned incentives can result in sub-optimal outcomes. But I find it hard to make the case here given the evidence on the extent and duration of long-term unemployment.

American Workers Need Congress and the President to Act Fast to Expand Emergency Unemployment Benefits

Christine L. Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine L. Owens

For these workers and their families, economic catastrophe is not a vague threat of what may happen if Congress fails to act. The economic crisis is real, upfront and personal.