Usher’s News & Analysis for July 29, 2020

Autosave and revisions didn’t work as advertised. 7 hours of work was consequently lost. It was a sinking feeling, but crying over spilled milk never helps.

After revisiting the browser’s history and recollecting what I had covered, which was extensive, I decided to take a break from what I can only characterize as deliberate blindness on both ends of the so-called political spectrum.


“Workers facing larger expansions in unemployment insurance benefits have returned to their previous jobs over time at similar rates as others,” the economists said. “We find no evidence that more generous benefits disincentivize work either at the onset of the expansion or as firms looked to return to business over time. …”

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago found a similar trend, according to MarketWatch. “Those currently collecting benefits search more than twice as intensely as those who have exhausted their benefits,” said the study published in June 2020. The Chicago Fed study also noted that unemployment benefits generally last for six months while individuals on average pay roughly 35% of their weekly salary from the prior week.

The $600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to people working less, Yale study finds