Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers’ rights. A job guarantee will be required for us to start addressing … Continue reading It’s Time for the Climate Movement to Embrace a Federal Jobs Guarantee
Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she’s changing the Democratic Party. Kelton’s core idea is that the government can’t run out of money or go bankrupt, … Continue reading Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington
Regardless of the practicalities of a jobs guarantee plan, the discussion belies an uncomfortable truth — that’s there a major Washington institution that has as part of its congressional mandate guaranteeing that … Continue reading The Fed wants millions of people out of work, it’s part of their mandate.
Most of the reservations about this policy fit into one of three categories: Cost, implementation, and human capital. We’ll address them one by one, from least defensible to most: Interesting read from … Continue reading Human capital and the jobs guarantee – Financial Times
For those of you wondering what a Job Guarantee is, here is are some frequently asked questions (and answers) by leading economist Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Economics … Continue reading Job Guarantee FAQ
The idea is simple: the government guarantees a job with livable wages and benefits to anyone who wants one It’s been done before and it works. Source: Why Democrats should support a government-backed jobs guarantee | Ross Barkan | Opinion | The Guardian Continue reading Why Democrats should support a government-backed jobs guarantee
Paying people to work would be a more direct—and less expensive—way to lift them out of poverty. If the federal government really wants to harness the benefits of employment to improve beneficiaries’ … Continue reading Work Requirements Won’t Improve Medicaid. A Jobs Guarantee Might. – The Atlantic
We can use a Green Job Guarantee program to ensure full-employment and environmental stability in the long run. Might be the thing that saves the planet. Actually, probably the only thing that … Continue reading A Green Job Program Will Help Workers, the Economy, and the Planet
And if you’re okay with the Federal Reserve as the lender of last resort when credit markets fail, as was the case in the financial crisis of 2008, then you should apply the same standard to labor markets. Banks facing credit constraints are no more economically important than workers facing inadequate job opportunities, and … Continue reading Tuesday was a great win for Democrats. Here’s how they can build on it.
Basic Income is often promoted as an idea that will solve inequality and make people less dependent on capitalist employment. However, it will instead aggravate inequality and reduce social programs that benefit … Continue reading Universal Basic Income is a neoliberal plot to make you poorer
Imagine if a well-paying job, with benefits and a high enough salary to pay for rent, transportation, and food, were a human right. Imagine the US federal government established a policy whereby … Continue reading What America would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job
A federal job guarantee would reinvigorate American infrastructure and ensure that no workers go home in poverty. Interesting read and it appears that we already have a mandate to provide such a … Continue reading Forget Higher Minimum Wage—Here’s a Better Way to Help American Workers