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June 23, 2013

David Oedel: Mass unemployment

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is a Princeton professor and New York Times columnist who reportedly was on President Obama’s short list for Treasury secretary. Krugman is riveted on the jobs problem, something he describes as “the clear and present danger of mass unemployment.” Krugman’s refrain is that creating jobs is far more important as a governmental objective than dealing with long-run debt or cutting entitlements.

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