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Happy Holidays From The Economic Populist

Happy Holidays from The Economic Populist!  Put up your feet and grab the egg nog for it's time to watch some Christmas parodies.  Santa's list these days is clearly corrupted by the word processor.  The nice receive lumps of coal while the naughty get new yachts.  The ode to joy is hard to hear.  May our holiday funnies round up bring you joy and cheer as sarcasm rings the bell of truth.  Merry Christmas!

Congressional Scrooges Deny Unemployment Benefit Extension

The latest budget deal does not extend unemployment benefits for some of the long term unemployed.   This means without some Congressional action, unemployment benefits will only be available for 26 weeks in 2014.  The current average time to be officially unemployed is 37.2 weeks, far exceeding the time one can receive regular unemployment insurance benefits in most states.

Economic Christmas Carols for Cheer and Chuckles

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE ECONOMIC POPULIST

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Happy Holidays from The Economic Populist!  We hope you have a wonderful, stress-free and safe Christmas.

The Economic Populist Elves are busy this holiday, tinkering on a brand new website, full of upgrades, goodies and magical statistical sprinklings.  Won't you please help the upgrade magic by donating just a few Christmas dollars?  In the spirit of giving, we thank you.

 

 

Ho, ho, ho you will go if you watch the outrageously funny economic Christmas videos below.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

 

Holiday Carols From Versusplus

 

Consumerist Christmas - Can it survive?

By Numerian

It isn’t even important whether you or your family have a Merry or a Happy Christmas – the only important thing is whether corporations have a profitable Christmas. This is the true meaning of Christmas.

The mighty American marketing machine known as Christmas put on a brave front this weekend. Stores across the country opened up earlier than ever – some as early as 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning – and shoppers responded. Some consumers gave up their Thanksgiving Thursday altogether by using that day to stake their position on a sidewalk outside Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, or Sears. The rewards were high – those who were first in the store on Black Friday had the best shot at buying at deep, deep discounts. Flat screen HDTVs, which were otherwise priced at $1,000 minimum, were on sale for $300, but only on Black Friday and only to the earliest few into the store. (Image)