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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Senate Extends Unemployment Payments


“The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to offer up to 20 more weeks of unemployment benefits to those who have been out of work a long time, after weeks of delay in which hundreds of thousands of Americans exhausted their government aid.” (New York Times, Thursday)

Government likes to break people’s knee caps then benevolently hand out crutches.

FEE Timely Classic
“Unemployment and Liberty” by Benjamin Zycher


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.