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Budget deficits and extension of unemployment benefits

JUNE 25, 2010 by TSVETELIN M. TSONEVSKI

“Spooked by concern about deficits, the Senate shelved a spending bill that included an extension of unemployment benefits, suddenly cutting off a federal cash spigot opened by President Barack Obama when he took office 18 months ago. ” (Wall Street Journal, Friday)

More generous and longer lasting benefits … encourage people to stay out of work longer.

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TSVETELIN M. TSONEVSKI

Tsvetelin Tsonevski is director of academic affairs at FEE. He holds an LL.M. degree in Law and Economics from George Mason School of Law.

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