Job Guarantee is in the House

Feb 2021: Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA 07, introduced a House Resolution recognizing the duty of the federal government to create a federal job guarantee.Read it here. We’ll see what happens next.

Money on the Left — Maxximilian Seijo and Andrés Bernal reflect on this historical moment in intersectional left-wing activism.Feb 18, 2021 (21:28)

Previously overlooked
Congress’ failure to extend the stimulus reveals a broken safety net, but a jobs guarantee could wipe out unemployment for good • Pavlina Tcherneva, a Bard professor and one of the economists pioneering research into Modern Monetary Theory, said federally guaranteed jobs may address poverty and help communities better than universal basic incomes.
— Allana Akhtar (@allanaakh) Business Insider (@businessinsider) July 31, 2020

Added to our Job Guarantee page, here.

Tcherneva’s Talking Points: UBI & JG

On Dec 29, 2020, Pavlena Tcherneva (@ptcherneva) used Twitter to share an elegant and accessible thread of 25 talking points comparing the Job Guarantee with Universal (Basic) Income policies and proposals. I added it to the collection under Response & Commentary 2020 here Added to the still under-developed Tcherneva page for good measure.

She begins “Surprised so many smart people bought into the idea that $600/wk UI is the same as $600/wk job guarantee (or better) or that JG jobs must be inherently inessential.” Then (numbers are mine; hopefully I missed no branching tweets):
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A Great ‘Job Guarantee’ Twitter Thread

Cory Doctorow has a great thread on Twitter about Pavlina R. Tcherneva’s book The Case for a Job Guarantee. Click the following to see the thread.