Was the pay for the new job that close (after taxes) to the unemployment benefit?
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Feb 15, 2011 12:05
If the pay was significantly greater, then we have a behaviorial economics problem. Because the homo economicus model says take the job if you get more than unemployment. Perhaps a solution is that you must report offers to unemployment agencies, and if you fail to accept one (at some level relating to previous compensation say 50% you lose the unemployment check.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Well there's some value in not having to work, or in being able to use the time to try writing your novel or screenplay or travel or renovate your home or whatever else you want to do.
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