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Why Full Employment Now?

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On April 30, 2018
I am going to have a bunch more points to make about full employment policy in the coming days and weeks. For right now, I want to build on Steve’s excellent post from earlier to link to this Harold Meyerson piece on both the history of full employment ideas and why it has returned now. […]

Jobs for All!

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On April 25, 2018

I am now an official member of the Fake News Industry, as I have an op-ed in the New York Times arguing for a federal job guarantee. The potential is great for helping revive depressed communities. We

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Two months ago, LGM commenters routinely talked about my demand for federally guaranteed employment as a pie-in-the-sky impossibility. Today, it’s becoming a position that any Democratic candidate must adopt to compete in the primaries. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has a big idea: give 15 local areas federal money so they can guarantee all their residents […]
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Democrats and Trade

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On March 9, 2018
Shaun Richman and I have a piece in the Washington Post arguing that while Trump is full of baloney on trade, Democrats continue to be vulnerable on the issue because they have not articulated a jobs program that speaks to the lived experiences and needs of the American working class. Only through a vigorous program […]
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