The unemployment discrimination myth

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October 18, 2011
by Iain Murray  
Posted in Commentary

"The defunct American Jobs Act, which Hans skewered so well a while back, contains a provision to end 'discrimination against the unemployed.' Apparently, there are thousands of job advertisements out there that say 'unemployed need not apply' or words to that effect. So not only would this be made illegal, but bureaucrats would be empowered to punish firms that exhibited such discrimination. The threat of investigation would probably be enough to kill off what hiring is currently going on overnight." (10/18/11)  

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