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.
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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, […]
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.
A novel grant program in Virginia is helping workers earn career-boosting occupational credentials. Via Washington Monthly
When congressional Democrats recently rolled out a new economic policy agenda aimed at staking out a new, populist-leaning course for the Democratic Party—dubbed “A Better Deal”—one idea was conspicuously missing: free college. As the signature idea of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose populist presidential campaign nearly upended the Democratic primary in 2016, “free college” would […]