THE JOB GUARANTEE (JG)

BOOK

The Case for a Job Guarantee (forthcoming 2020), Polity Press

OVERVIEW

  1. THE JOB GUARANTEE: WHAT, WHY, HOW (video1 14min): 

  2. A PROPOSAL FOR THE UNITED STATES (video 16min)

  3. JOBS, DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENTATION (pdf, including FAQ)

WHY THE JG IS THE NEW FISCAL POLICY APPROACH WE NEED

  1. Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Bottom Up Approach {pdf}

  2. Full Employment: the Road Not Taken {pdf}

  3. What is MMT and Why is the Job Guarantee Crucial to the Project

WHY IT IS SUPERIOR TO OTHER FISCAL POLICIES

  1. Alternative Fiscal Policies: Why the Job Guarantee is Superior

  2. (NYTimes) Keep Unemployment From Mushrooming With Preventative Policies

  3. If ARRA was designed as a Job Guarantee, it would have created 20million living wage jobs

  4. The Job Guarantee is Not Workfare
     

WHY IT IS NOT ‘JUST’ A PROGRAM FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT

  1. Beyond Full Employment: What Argentina’s Plan Jefes Can Teach Us about the Employer of Last Resort {pdf} Summary of the features of JG/ELR, the Argentina program which the government modeled after our ELR proposal, How it behaved as a JG/ELR

  2. Poverty, Joblessness and the Job Guarantee

  3. Women Want Jobs, Not Handouts (HuffPo)

HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT AND TYPES OF JOBS

  1. Completing the Roosevelt Revolution: Why the Time for a Job Guarantee has come {pdf}

  2. The Social Enterprise Model for a Job Guarantee in the United States {pdf}

  3. Full Employment through Social Entrepreneurship: The Nonprofit Model for Implementing a Job Guarantee

WHY IT IS BETTER THAN BASIC INCOME (selected)

  1. The Job Guarantee: Delivering the Benefits that Basic Income Only Promises”,

  2. 16 Reasons Matt Yglesias is Wrong about the Job Guarantee vs. Basic Income

  3. Guaranteed Income? How about Guaranteed Jobs (10min video)

  4. Income for All: Two Visions for a New Economy (video/panel discussion)

(for more on JG vs UBI, see research and media links)

YOUTH PROPOSAL AND UNEMPLOYMENT AS AN EPIDEMIC (SHORT VIDEOS-15min or so)

  1. PROPOSAL FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE

  2. JG: A CURE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS FROM UNEMPLOYMENT: (starts at 24min)

HOW IT FIXES INEQUALITY

  1. (NYTimes) Benefits of Economic Expansions Increasingly going tot the Top

  2. Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Bottom Up Approach

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

   1. JOB GUARANTEE FAQ

MORE

   1. "Completing the Euro: The Euro Treasury and the Job Guarantee" (with Cruz-Hidalgo and Ehnts) in Revista Economia Critica, 2019 (27): 100-111