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Should the Kanye West MAGA Debacle Remind Black People That It’s Time To Hold Democrats and Liberals Accountable?

Atlanta Black Star, Monday, May 7, 2018
Democrats and others who court the Black vote must deal with the racial wealth gap. White families with an employed head of household has ten times the wealth of their black counterparts, while white households with an unemployed breadwinner have more wealth than a Black home where the head is... Read More »

New study takes aim at debunking old myths about America’s racial wealth gap

ThinkProgress, Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Indeed, Bouie is one of a growing number of journalists, social scientists, policy makers, and political leaders who are challenging age-old shibboleths that blame black Americans for their inability to gain economic parity with white Americans. Their claims are bolstered by a growing body of... Read More »

The Problem With a Federal Jobs Guarantee (Hint: It’s Not the Price Tag)

The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, May 2, 2018
But the big thinkers behind the federal jobs guarantee have their eyes on a bigger prize. That 4.1% only represents the 6.6 million who are unemployed under the Labor Department’s official definition. Another 5.1 million don’t meet it but want a job, and 5 million work part time because they can’t... Read More »

Whether America Can Afford A Job Guarantee Program Is Not Up For Debate

The Intercept, Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The job guarantee proposal from Mark Paul, Sandy Darity, and Darrick Hamilton for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated an annual program cost of $543 billion, enough to pop out the eyes of more cautious policymakers. This would be partially offset by reduced demand for benefit... Read More »

There's a new Democratic agenda taking shape. It's more and more progressive. Can it survive success?

CNN, Monday, April 30, 2018
This marks a return, in large part, to the Democrats' "New Deal" ethos. It's not a coincidence progressives have been citing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Second Bill of Rights" in some recent messaging. Nor that the party named its official policy slate, introduced last summer, the "Better... Read More »

Episode 6 - Darrick Hamilton, Reparations, And A Federal Job Guarantee

At The Intersection, Monday, April 30, 2018
Brian & Marion talk to Associate Director of Cook Center, Professor Darrick Hamilton, about the federal job guarantee proposal that he helped create, and about how we want our reparations. Listen to the full interview here.

Q&A on the Democrats’ big idea: A job creation program

The Washington Post, Friday, April 27, 2018
The Full Employment Project (FEP) that I run at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities commissioned a paper by Mark Paul, William Darity and Darrick Hamilton for a highly ambitious job guarantee program (CBPP doesn’t endorse this particular idea; it’s one of many our FEP wanted to get in the... Read More »

Why a 'federal jobs guarantee' is gaining steam with Democrats

CNN, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Research published for the Center on Budget Policy Priorities by William Darity Jr., a professor of public policy at Duke University, New School economist Darrick Hamilton and Duke postdoctoral associate Mark Paul has been influential in shaping both the Sanders and Booker plans. In an... Read More »

How Guaranteeing Jobs Became The Hot New Policy Priority For 2020 Dems

The Daily Beast, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School is one of those academics. He has published work alongside Mark Paul and Dr. William Darity Jr., both of Duke University, arguing for a federal jobs guarantee, analyzing the racial wealth gap and discussing policies to... Read More »

Why the Cause of Full Employment Is Back from the Dead

The American Prospect, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In this kind of economic climate, it should come as no surprise that full employment is coming back. In the Winter 2018 issue of the Prospect, Mark Paul, William Darity Jr., and Darrick Hamilton made the case for the policy and laid out some specifics of what such a program could look like.... Read More »

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