Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee. If the private sector doesn’t have the capacity to hire, the federal government can step in and provide jobs to help stimulate the economy and keep people alive. Source: Opinion | Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee – The New York Times Continue reading Opinion | Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee – The New York Times
Baldwin, Fla., opens town-run grocery store after becoming a food desert. The Baldwin Market is indistinguishable from any other small-town grocery store, but all of its eight employees are on the municipal payroll. Workers from the town’s maintenance department take breaks from cutting grass to help unload deliveries, and residents have taken … Continue reading When a deep red town’s only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don’t call it ‘socialism.’
Tune in tomorrow for my conversation with @FareedZakaria on the federal #JobGuarantee, #MMT and more. https://t.co/Fq4ozDwZLw — Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) August 4, 2018 Bernie Sanders’ economic adviser Stephanie Kelton tells Fareed why … Continue reading Should U.S. government guarantee jobs to all? – CNN
Growing numbers of Democrats support the idea of guaranteeing decent jobs to all Americans. Here’s how they say it would work. And the key to all this: …all of these plans say … Continue reading What Is A Federal Jobs Guarantee?
OPINION: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez favors a government jobs guarantee and says Americans should not underestimate the power of policymakers to channel deficit spending toward social goals like healthcare and education. A politician who … Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez gets the economics of budget deficits, job creation – Business Insider
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