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Push the unemployed off insurance, then what...?

I know it’s a common conception by many that the unemployed are just sitting around collecting their unemployment insurance and not trying to get another job. That may even be true for some, but the latest figures show that, as of December, there were 14 million unemployed workers and just 3.1 million jobs open. That means almost five people competing for every job.

Pushing them off insurance may whet their appetite to find work, but is that  humane given the fact is that most of them won’t find it and the alternative for them is…?