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Extending Unemployment Benefits Would Increase Spending by 0.17 Percent

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Friday, 07 February 2014 06:04

That's just in case you are like the vast majority of New York Times readers and have no clue how much $6 billion is. New York Times reporters do not have the ten seconds it takes to go to CEPR's Responsible Budget Reporting calculator and make their stories informative to readers.

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To Sell Paper
written by James, February 07, 2014 10:46
Another and ongoing proof that major media and esp. the proud NYT are in the business of selling paper, not educating the public like you have been doing!

So, putting a huge number like $6B will get people attention, not some diminished numbers who don't get people headline.

The reporters know it. Their editors know it. The advertisers know it.

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