Unemployment Benefits Ad Infinitum

Unemployment Benefits Ad Infinitum

Reading the two dueling articles in the Wall Street Journal about The Obama Administration extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks, made me remember an incident in business a few years back.

Read the Wall Street Journal editorial here.

Read the Larry Summers editorial here.

An unemployed worker came to my shop. He asked, “Would you please sign this form saying that I came and asked about available jobs?” (We were not advertising openings. He felt safe.)

I asked, “Well, are you looking for a job or are you not?”

It was clear he was not. He was playing the Unemployment Benefits Charade.

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