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Open Thread: If We Did Nothing

Folks, we have to concentrate for a bit on cutting today's podcast. It's all about the new jobless numbers, plus a look at where we are in history. Your Twitter questions about unemployment were terrific, and it's been great to watch you helping each other — and us — understand the economic picture.

I'll leave you for a while with this Twitter post from @bjhaddad:

Please explain what would happen if the government did/does nothing. Seems like everyone just assumes it will be a disaster.