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Why don’t we want to pay unemployment benefits? Pt.2

This is part two of my duo of posts on why support for unemployment benefits seems to have crashed over the last 15-20 years. Last time I focused on what’s been going on in people’s heads. I argued that people … Continue reading

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Why don’t we want to pay unemployment benefits? Pt.1

Inspired by Ben’s recent batch of posts on the benefits system, I wanted to spend some time talking a bit more about how people on benefits are perceived, and how and why that might have changed over time. In his … Continue reading

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