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September 12, 2013 11:56 AM Clean Those Coffee-Mugs with Zest and Aplomb!

Advice on succeeding as a policy intern in Washington DC. Doubtless, this is entirely well meant. Very likely, it is good advice. But precisely to the extent it is good advice, it speaks volumes … The number one thing that...

By Henry Farrell

August 13, 2013 11:26 AM With So Many Job Openings, Why So Little Hiring?

An odd puzzle is taking shape in the labor market: Over the past three years, the number of job openings has risen almost 50 percent, but actual hiring has gone up by less than 5 percent. Companies are advertising a...

By Peter Orszag

July 24, 2013 10:46 AM Laid Off Dads, Laid Off Moms, and Child Abuse

What happens to children when their parents lose their jobs? My intuition is that job losses stress families and put children at increased risk of child abuse. But Jason Lindo, Jessamyn Schaller, and Benjamin Hansen have surprising data saying that...

By Bill Gardner

July 16, 2013 12:31 PM Why Are Employers Changing Full-time Jobs to Part-time Jobs?

There was a piece in the Wall Street Journal on how some full time jobs are being changed to part time jobs. I braced myself for the usual blame on the ACA. And it was right there in the beginning:...

By Aaron Carroll

April 01, 2013 9:08 AM What Are People Inhaling When they Advocate Policies Not to Hire Smokers?

I am an emphatic tobacco control advocate. My mother-in-law and my father-in-law both died horribly and young of lung cancer. I yield to no one in my desire to tax the hell out of cigarettes, require aggressive warning labels, the...

By Harold Pollack