The idea of "guaranteed jobs" suffers from a variety of fatal defects, including its size, timing and relevance and any number of practical obstacles that make it administratively unworkable as well as politically untenable.
Low unemployment rates mask soft spots in the job market, especially among rural Americans and minorities. Via Washington Monthly,
What’s needed is a new paradigm for how higher education is financed. That means new mechanisms that both lower the cost of college for students and hold schools more accountable for how their graduates fare in the job market.
U.S. companies are on track to see dramatic reductions in their tax rates, thanks to the $1.5 trillion tax cut package passed by the GOP-led Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in late 2017. Unfortunately, it’s far more likely that shareholders, not U.S. workers, will reap the biggest benefits from the Trump tax cuts, … Continue reading Tax Cuts for the Companies That Deserve It
As many as 1 in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25—or 3.5 million young people—experience homelessness every year. Via TalkPoverty.org
Of the 661,000 Americans with kidney failure, about 468,000 people—more than a third of whom are black—are on dialysis. Via Washington Monthly
State-level Democratic leaders are showing how populism and pragmatism combined can energize liberal turnout while still winning crucial swing-state support. Via the American Interest