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Ep. 63: Take This Job And Guarantee It! Mark Paul Explains the Job Guarantee

Future Left, Tuesday, April 4, 2017
"This week we're talking about a policy proposal to end poverty, called the 'Job Guarantee.' It's a program that many economists have been championing as a way to achieve full employment and end wage stagnation. We talked with Mark Paul, a post-doctoral associate with the Samuel Dubois Cook... Read More »

The Progressive Agenda Now: Jobs and Medicare for All

The American Prospect, Monday, April 3, 2017
"A federal job guarantee: One of the many bad ideas in the failed Republican health-care bill was a Medicaid work requirement. As we explained in a recent op-ed, most people who can work already do, and those who don’t are often faced with a lack of available jobs, transportation options, child-... Read More »

Americans Want More Than Just Money to Live On

Bloomberg View, Monday, April 3, 2017
"William Darity of Duke University has been a particularly avid promoter of a job guarantee. He describes it thus: Any American 18 years or older would be able to find work through a federally funded public service employment program -- a "National Investment Employment Corps."… Each National... Read More »

Gutting Climate Rules Will Slow Job Growth

Medium, Tuesday, March 28, 2017
"Today the Trump administration released its executive order to effectively gut the Clean Power Plan, a key piece of U.S. climate policy aimed at reducing carbon pollution. This is in spite of the fact that the majority of Americans — including most Republicans — want the E.P.A.’s power to be... Read More »

Race, Wealth, Baby Bonds, Universal Income, Federal Job Guarantee and Darrick Hamilton

Race and Wealth Podcast: CFED, Thursday, March 23, 2017
In this episode of Race and Wealth we have one of the leading researchers on race and wealth, Darrick Hamilton. Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as an associate professor of economics and urban policy at The Milano School of... Read More »

At DC Landmark Museums, Cook Center Holds Conference on the Legacy of the Reconstruction Amendments

Duke Today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting in the extraordinary collections of the National Archives Museum and the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Duke’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity convened a three-day research symposium on “Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction... Read More »

You’re Hired! The Democrats are looking for a big idea? Here’s one: a guaranteed job for anyone who wants one. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"Democrats have begun the presidency of Donald Trump exiled to the political wilderness. They’ve lost the White House, both houses of Congress, a shocking number of state governments, while the “blue state” vote has turned out to be really just the “blue city” vote. The party has cast about for... Read More »

Equitable Growth in Conversation: an interview with William A. Darity Jr. (“Sandy”) of Duke University

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
“Equitable Growth in Conversation” is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other social scientists to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability. In this installment, Equitable Growth’s Research Director John Schmitt talks... Read More »

Structural racism places the burden of proposed budget cuts on people of color

The Urban Institute, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
"What drives economic inequity? Discrimination in the labor market has resulted in the exclusion of African Americans and Latinos from many good job opportunities, even when they are as qualified as white applicants. Occupational segregation has also contributed to these groups being... Read More »

No Jargon, Episode 76: American Job Guarantee

Scholars Strategy Network, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
"Could we fight unemployment by providing government jobs in construction, child care, and other needed public projects? Professor William Darity, director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, explains how a Federal Job Guarantee could work and how similar programs have been... Read More »

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