POLITICO 50: The ideas blowing up American politics and the people behind them.
William "Sandy" Darity, Founding Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University and Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of Cook Center and Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at the New School, were named number 36 on POLITICO magazine's 2017 "POLITICO 50: The ideas blowing up American politics and the people behind" list for their work around a federal job guarantee.
"In a country facing the unsettling prospect of automation taking more jobs, one of the sexiest ideas is the universal basic income, a favorite of Silicon Valley venture capitalists. So far, the idea of guaranteed minimum payments to all Americans doesn’t have much political traction. But a similar idea that does—thanks in part to the work of William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton—is the job guarantee."