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Framing a Job Guarantee

By J.D. ALT Note: This essay was first posted on Now that progressive leaders (Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand and Corey Booker) have placed a proposed “Job Guarantee” program onto the mainstream political stage, it is essential they begin explaining … Continue reading

The Job Guarantee Should Unite Anyone Interested in Strengthening Families

By William K. Black Kansas City, MO     September 25, 2017 The University of Missouri – Kansas City recently hosted the first conference on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and a closely associated idea, a federally-backed job guarantee for everyone willing and … Continue reading

Why Bernie Sanders Should Add a Job Guarantee to His Policy Agenda

By Pavlina R. Tcherneva Discussions of the ‘politically possible’ always remind me of a favorite quote: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” Bernie Sanders’ issues page reads like a list of everything we’ve been told is not … Continue reading

Job Guarantee Presentation in Madrid Spain


By L. Randall Wray In recent weeks the Job Guarantee proposal has gained supporters, and the arguments for an increased government role in ensuring full employment have become stronger. (See here, here, and here.) In this piece, I examine why. Bear with … Continue reading

16 Reasons Matt Yglesias is Wrong about the Job Guarantee vs. Basic Income

By Pavlina Tcherneva Slate’s Matt Yglesias is out with another caricature of post on the Job Guarantee (JG) and, guess what?  He still doesn’t like what he sees. He’s all for guaranteeing income to people who can’t find jobs, but … Continue reading

Dazed and Confused: Matt Yglesias on the Job Guarantee

By Pavlina Tcherneva Matt Yglesias has written a post that has the words ‘Job Guarantee’ (JG) in the title but has nothing to do with the actual JG proposal. He begins by asking readers to imagine that: “…instead of handing … Continue reading

The Job Guarantee

NEP’s Pavlina Tcherneva appears in the following video by Rebecca Rojer. The video condenses a lecture by Pavlina explaining what a job guarantee is, its economic impact, and what we can learn from her research on the Jefes (“Heads of Households”) … Continue reading

The Social Enterprise Sector Model for a Job Guarantee in the U.S.

By Pavlina R. Tcherneva Jesse Myerson created a firestorm over mainstream media with his Rolling Stone piece “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For”. I’d like to address the very first of these reforms, the Job Guarantee (JG), as … Continue reading

Honoring Dr. King’s Call for a Job Guarantee Program

By Fadhel Kaboub Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Yes, jobs! For the civil rights leaders, the fight for justice was not limited to providing equal voting … Continue reading