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  •  We don't need 0% unemployment for a strong (2+ / 0-)
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    economy. IIRC 4% is considered “full employment”; at that level, most people who don't have a job right now will find one before too long, and unemployment insurance is just meant as a stopgap.

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    by Code Monkey on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:44:27 PM PST

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    •  I actually was thinking (0+ / 0-)

      outside and beyond the current recession. We can't continue the current economic approachs. We must find some sort of economic structure that is at near equilibrium with resource consumption, population, and technological advances that will continue to displace human workers.

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