Unemployment

For Some, Finding Work Proves Extra Difficult

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NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to laid-off business executives and ex convicts, two groups of people for whom job opportunities are especially slim in today's economic climate.

Economist Studies Why People Cheat

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Is cheating wrong? Are some types of cheating worse than others? NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to a behavioral economist about what influences cheating.

Career Connections | Fiscal Analyst

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Ohio University budget director Chad Mitchell shares what a fiscal analyst does and explains how to prepare for a career in finance.

Stabilization Policy: Are We Still In Control? (2012)

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Between 1982 and 1985, the Fed tightened the money supply to combat inflation, despite rising unemployment. Also in the 1980s, U.S. citizens began to feel the debilitating effects foreign trade would have on job loss. Paul Volker's monetary policy in the mid-1980s was designed to quell inflation once and for all.

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High
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Stabilization Policy: Are We Still In Control?

Stagflation: Why Couldn't We Beat It? (2012)

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1970s America saw a new kind of inflation, based on supply and not demand: "stagflation," caused by Arab oil embargoes and worldwide crop failures. In 1973 President Ford and Fed Chairman Arthur Burns tried to control inflation by choking the money supply. They failed. In the 1990s the U.S.

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High
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00:29
Stagflation: Why Couldn't We Beat It?

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