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  • US Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.4 Percent, a New Low for Recovery; Economy Gains 162,000 New Jobs

    The latest data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the US labor market continuing to recover. The unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, a new low for the recovery. Payroll jobs increased by a moderate 162,000, as shown in the following chart. May and June job gains were revised downward. Payroll job increases […]

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  • Arguments against Exporting Natural Gas Don’t Add Up

    The energy policy topic of the week is whether to export more of America’s newly abundant natural gas. Like any good card-carrying economist, my instincts favor free trade. Other things being equal, that makes me pro-export. Still, shouldn’t we listen to what the other side has to say? Maybe gas is different. Maybe exporting it […]

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  • Is the Chained CPI the Right Fix for Social Security?

    One of the most controversial elements of President Obama’s 2014 budget is the proposal to reduce future cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security benefits by changing the inflation index. The Social Security Administration now bases inflation adjustments to on the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W), a close cousin of the […]

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