Making a case for a job guarantee: Cory Doctorow sums up a pamphlet by Pavlina Tcherneva: Society ought to guarantee a dignified useful job for everyone when the private sector fails. This would guarantee that nobody would ever have to know the poverty and degradation that comes from being unable to find work. It ensures work gets done that’s important, but which the private sector “is really bad at valuing,” particularly “care and sustaining work,” such as “education, health care, climate remediation, eldercare, daycare.”

A Jobs Guarantee scheme would provide training, continuing education, certification and rehabilitation and be especially good for formerly incarcerated people, young people, people with disabilities, parents re-entering the job market, etc.

Great idea!

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner