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My morning train WFH reads: • ‘Still Catching Up’: Jobless Numbers May Not Tell Full Story (New York Times) see also U.S. Jobless-Claims Figures Inflated by States’ Backlog-Clearing (Bloomberg) • The...

Market Talk – July 2, 2020

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The Biden tax plan

With Joe Biden now favored in the election betting markets (albeit far from a sure thing), it’s time to take a look at his tax plan. Here are...

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Understandably enough, the current disfavor into which socialism has fallen has spurred what Raimondo Cubeddu (1997: 138) refers to as “the frenzy to proclaim oneself a liberal.” Many...

The Unemployment Rate Is Falling, But More People Are Losing Their Jobs Permanently

These days, reading the monthly jobs report can feel like opening a time capsule. According to the data for June, which was released today, the recovery from the...

Newsletter Special Report: Lots of Jobs, Lots of Uncertainty

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. U.S. job growth surged last month, underscoring the economy’s...

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