Ira Stoll on Subsidizing the Jobless To Relocate


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The latest Washington policy solution to the problem of the long-term jobless is to pay them to move somewhere else where there are more jobs. Ira Stoll says that if federal moving vouchers are to catch on anywhere, America may be the place for it. So many of our forefathers moved here from foreign lands in part for economic opportunity, and after arriving, they or their descendants often moved again.