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David Blanchflower: Job creation? The numbers don't add up

Economic Outlook: They should be ashamed of themselves for trying to mislead the public

David Blanchflower: Facts lost in political wrangling over US jobs

Economic Outlook: The publication of the US jobs numbers caused a firestorm of protest from the right wing

David Blanchflower: I suspect that the list of those who want to do it is going to be very short

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Mitt Romney attacked welfare recipients but many are Republicans

David Blanchflower: Poor are written off by Romney and Osborne

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