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US economy in shutdown?

US economy in shutdown? | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
So the US Congress has forced a shutdown in a portion of federal government services.  From yesterday, 800,000 federal employees will be laid off without pay. This affects about one-third of federa...
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Children should start education earlier, not later: quality preschool changes ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Children should start education earlier, not later: quality preschool changes ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
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Children should start education earlier, not later: quality preschool changes ...
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It is clear that education is vital from a young age and this article clearly shows how it benefits and betters the lives of those who recieve it.

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Unemployment Rate Drops for Wrong Reasons

Unemployment Rate Drops for Wrong Reasons | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage point to 7.3% in August and a broader measure of unemployment fell to 13.7% from 14%, but the declines came from the wrong reasons.
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It is shocking to discover that so many Americans have given up working as it is too difficult to secure a job, especially as the number of jobs available is only now increasing.

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Swiss finished?

Swiss finished? | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
WOODY ALLEN once remarked that believing in God would be easier if He would show Himself by making a large deposit in a Swiss bank account in the director’s name....
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Four reasons we need a longer weekend

Four reasons we need a longer weekend | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The New Economics Foundation argues the UK needs a shorter working week (From Anna Coote, New Economics Foundation Four reasons we need a longer weekend http://t.co/zaEG5h8PWo)...
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An article which loosely displays the ways in which fewer working hours may benefit us

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Neil Codd's comment, September 20, 2013 5:24 PM
I am willing to accept no. 4, possibly 2 and 3, doubtful about no.1
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The Global Crisis, the Shaky Recovery and the Road Ahead: Interview With L ... - EconoMonitor

The Global Crisis, the Shaky Recovery and the Road Ahead: Interview With L ... - EconoMonitor | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.7%

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.7% | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The rate of unemployment, which is closely watched by the Bank of England, drops to 7.7% between May and July.

Via Graham Watson
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I'm glad to learn that less women are part time workers than men however it is clear that England still has a long way to go to recover

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Graham Watson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:36 AM

Good news for the government, in that unemployment is falling; perhaps not such good news for the Governor of the Bank of England if it indicates that unemployment is falling far quicker than the has been anticipated and an early tightening of monetary policy.

However, one of the subtexts to this is that unemployment may be falling but under-employment is a significant issue, especially among men working part-time. The rest of the article highlights the politicking associated with this issue - a bit of point-scoring. However, what does this really mean for the average citizen?

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Years of Tragic Waste - New York Times

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Years of Tragic Waste
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The important thing, however, is to realize that there are degrees of disaster, that you can have an immense failure of economic policy that falls short of producing total collapse.
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I am extremely surprised to learn that such a large number of Americans (a sixth) require some sort of financial assistance this long after the recession, and the number, although slower, is still growing.

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