Even Left-Leaning Econ Writers Are Impoverished By Obamacare

Even Left-Leaning Econ Writers Are Impoverished By Obamacare
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Even Left-Leaning Econ Writers Are Impoverished By Obamacare

We’re Hiring Economics Writers,” says the headline of a post at the web site FiveThirtyEight.

Good for them.

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Then they write:

This is a part-time staff position (up to 29 hours per week) and does not offer benefits.

Any idea why they chose 29 hours?

Answer: Obamacare.

Here’s how a video at Prager University puts it:

This is Kelly. She’s a hard-working, independent college student. To pay for school, she works between 35 and 39 hours a week at her local grocery store.

But today’s been rough for Kelly. She has just been told that she’s now part of a new group of Americans: the “29ers”…

Starting in 2015, the Affordable Care Act requires many companies to offer health insurance to employees who work 30 hours or more a week. As you may have guessed, the grocery store Kelly works for is one of these companies.

Reprinted from EconLog.

David R. HendersonDavid R. Henderson

David Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and an economics professor at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He is editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (Liberty Fund) and blogs at econlib.org.

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