The jobs report last week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics brought news that the economy added just 142,000 jobs in August, far short of the 230,000 forecast, while numbers for June and July were revised downward by 28,000 combined. The report adds to mounting evidence that slow economic growth under the Obama administration isn’t just a hangover from the Great Recession but is a consequence of the ACA. Critics of the health care law have long warned that it would create perverse incentives for employers to shed full-time workers and for the unemployed to remain that way, as the University of Chicago’s Casey Mulligan has shown.
Posted on: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:41:40 +0000
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