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It's a really good point. Thanks.

Hi - Why are you looking at absolute numbers rather than percentages in your chart? The total population employed now is much higher than the total population employed 30 years ago, so it would mean that 500K people unemployed today would be a smaller percentage than 500K people unemployed 30 years ago. The media does the same thing for deficits and spending and to me, it's very misleading. For example, when we spent $1T (or whatever the number was) on WW2, the GDP was much smaller than it is today so as a percentage, the $1T has significantly less impact on today's economy. Thanks - Jeff

Thank you for elucidating some difficult financial concepts. I enjoyed reading your article

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