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Jeffrey Dorfman, a professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, frequently critiques President Barack Obama’s economic policies in his regular columns in Forbes.

However, Dorfman recently offered a preliminary endorsement of the president’s proposed changes to the unemployment insurance program, which would offer incentives for the unemployed to find a job quickly-even if their pay would drop slightly from their previous job-rather than collecting a full unemployment benefit.

Dorfman wrote, “…The early review from this columnist is that, while not perfect, this is one of the President’s few good ideas and conservatives should take a careful look at it and support it if they deem it worthy. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day; if President Obama has a good idea, I am with him.”