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More on the False Economy

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On May 22, 2019
Building on yesterday’s post about how despite the low unemployment numbers, people’s lived economy is basically terrible, Jacob Hacker has a very useful op-ed in the Times on the same issue. Even with unemployment at a 50-year low, the job market is failing to reach millions of potential workers. That’s because those who aren’t working […]
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Profiting on Ethnic Cleansing

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On August 5, 2018
When your nation lacks a job policies to employ people where they live, it opens them up to making money off the worst of the United States: in this case an ethnic cleansing campaign that relies on private prisons and profit-taking by the few at the expense of the poor. But there are jobs and […]
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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. West Virginia could clean up its streams and roadsides while building better housing. Flint, Mich., could construct new water […]
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The nature of work in the United States is changing fairly rapidly. Capital mobility wiped out millions of industrial jobs. Automation is eliminating the rest–along with many other job categories–with each passing day. Service work replaced much of this. But because this wasn’t seen as “real work,” including by many workers themselves, it remains low […]
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