The Inside Job


May 2009


Will the Recession Make Workers Healthier?

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Very often it seems that stories of successful change begin at rock bottom. Experiencing an extreme low prompts transformation. Is it possible that Americans--bloated by years of consumption (of all kinds)--are altering their health habits in the wake of the Great Recession?

A recent survey by the ...

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Jobs Data Not All Bad

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While most news reports yesterday focused on the Congressional Budget Office's forecast for the unemployment rate--namely, that it's likely to peak above 10 percent--there's some better news a little deeper in the report.

However, small signs of potential improvement in the labor market ...

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Making the Best of a Double Job Loss

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It's hard to imagine a more nightmarish recession scenario than losing your job after your spouse has lost his or hers. It would seem to be the kind of scenario with no apparent upside. The financial burden is huge--and there's no rest for the weary job hunter.

But a WSJ story today argues ...

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How to Prepare For a Layoff

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What employed person hasn't reluctantly settled into bed on a Sunday night, the economy's woes sparking up the amygdala, and thought: Why not me? There were 700 applications for one janitorial position at an Ohio middle school in March, for heaven's sake. Why not me?

Larry Hughes lost his job in ...

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