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Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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The Next (Nasty) Economic Surprise?
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post

We live in the shadow of "secular stagnation" to use a phrase now popular among economists. Even assuming a full recovery from the Great Recession, it's widely expected that the economy will grow more slowly in the future than in the past. In part, this reflects baby boomers' retirement, which reduces expansion of the labor force. Pre-recession growth was also artificially boosted by cheap credit. Forecasts have been cut, but they haven't been cut enough, says economist Robert Gordon.

If he's right, this could be our next nasty economic surprise.

Do the jobless need unemployment insurance?
Those Lazy Jobless, Paul Krugman, New York Times
Changing Assistance for Unemployment, C. Mulligan, Supply & Demand

Overselling the Earned Income Tax Credit
Lawrence M. Mead, National Affairs

Energy
A Four-Step Energy Strategy For Our Time - Mark P. Mills, RealClearPolicy
Stop Saying Fracking Is Unsafe - Casey Given, Daily Caller
Alarmists Respond to Summer Freeze with Climate March - James Taylor, Forbes

Employment
Federal College Ratings Won't Rein In Tuition - Susan Dynarski, New York Times
Improving Job Market Complicates Unemp. Benefit Renewal - Joseph Lawler, Wash. Examiner
Ed Miliband Decides to Increase Unemployment with Min. Wage Rise - Tim Worstall, Forbes

Finance
Alibaba: Too Big to Expropriate? (subs.) - L. Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street Journal
Thanks to Funding Measure, Ex-Im Survives...For Now - Eric Peterson, Townhall
ECB's Failed QE Attempt Shows Its Irrelevance - Jeffrey Dorfman, RealClearMarkets

Healthcare
What's Going On With Obamacare Premiums? - Peter Suderman, Reason
Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period Approaches - Anne Tergesen, Wall Street Journal
A Cancer Battle We Can Win - Andrea McKee & Andrew Salner, New York Times

 
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