For a million people, unemployment benefits have come to an end. Over the course of this year, another 72,000 will lose their benefits each month. At no time in the last 65 years have so many workers been without either a job or a government lifeline. And so now, in the most difficult way, these people will answer the question that economists have long asked: What do people do when the money runs out?
Once the jobless had to struggle to make ends meet. Now, with so few jobs available, they may have to struggle to survive. Via the Washington Post.
Boehner overrules the Boehner rule: How the GOP ended up with its debt-limit surrender. Via Politico.
The rising cost, in the days of soaring tuitions, of not going to college. Via Pew Social Trends.
San Jose voted to raise the minimum wage to $10. What about jobs? Why punish the rich? Except not at all. Looks like it was a good economic, financial, ethical move.
A vast study casts doubt on the value of mammograms. Let the arguments begin anew. Via the New York Times.
Auto dealers in Ohio turn to lawmakers for help in heading off any gains being made by tiny electric car maker Tesla Motors.
Off Scottish coast: The Donald Trump loses. The wind turbines win.
Why Ezra Klein says AOL’s Armstrong needs Obamacare. Via the Bloomberg.
Why Ron Fournier is sick of defending Obamacare. Via the National Journal.
They forced him to take down a poster of the Flying Spaghetti Monster touching Adam’s finger. British Pastafarian: “I never expected to face such blatant censorship and fragile sensibilities at university.”
HBO’s True Detective is the best movie/TV show on the air today. Via The Atlantic.