- Simon Johnson on the impact of austerity on children's programs. Anyone who thought that Thomas Sowell's article just nailed Obama because it pointed out that Obama ignored a "solution" to the problems posed by austerity by rejecting the GOP bill needs to read this article. The GOP bill was rejected because it made one part of sequester less biting and arbitrary and another part of sequester more biting and arbitrary. A solution to sequester would be not having sequester.
- Julia Isaacs, of the Urban Institute, has a report on the incidence of unemployment from the perspective of children.
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