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Should Governments Guarantee Jobs?

Pavlina Tcherneva, Author, "The Case for a Job Guarantee"

12-Nov-20 08:05

Should Governments Guarantee Jobs?

Should the government be the employer of last resort, in good times and in bad? Roshan Kanesan explores this with Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College, Pavlina Tcherneva.

Even in the best of times, there is unemployment and needless to say, 2020 is not the best of times. Jobs have become an even bigger concern as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on the global economy. That said, employment was a focus in the US even before the pandemic took hold, with many pointing the finger at globalisation and technological advancements for jobs lost.

Is a federal backstop for jobs the answer?

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Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Roshan Kanesan


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