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One of the most enduring ideas in economics is that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary for the smooth functioning of the economy. This assumption has provided cover for the devastating social and economic costs of job insecurity. It is also false.

In this book, leading expert Pavlina R. Tcherneva challenges us to imagine a world where the phantom of unemployment is banished and anyone who seeks decent, living-wage work can find it - guaranteed. This is the aim of the job guarantee proposal: to provide a voluntary employment opportunity in public service to anyone who needs it.

Tcherneva enumerates the many advantages of the job guarantee over the status quo and proposes a blueprint for its implementation within the wider context of the need for a green new deal. This compact audiobook is the ultimate guide to the benefits of one of the most transformative public policies being discussed today. It is essential listening for all citizens and activists who are passionate about social justice and building a fairer economy.

©2020 Polity Press (P)2020 Pavlina R. Tcherneva

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The best book on the Federal Job Guarantee

It is so important to defeat the lies and misrepresentations the UBI advocates push to cast shade on the Federal Job Guarantee. This book will make them true believers. To forever eradicate involuntary unemployment is incredibly important. Add this book to the "must read" list immediately.

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Getting us out of a big hole

This book is clear, factual and inspiring. As a 67 yr Australian, or resonates very loudly.
I grew up with Co-ops, pride in public service, floor prices for grain, wool and insurance thanks to public options.
Great book

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A Clear, Concise, Explanation of a Great Program

This book is an easy read, and the overwhelming benefits of a Job Guarantee program are a no-brainer.

I highly recommend it for not only those looking to better understand Job Guarantee programs, but for those who remain skeptical about their practicality, effectiveness, and surprisingly, their popularity.

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I understand this description of the Job Guarantee

........ as Part of the important Green New Deal a great direction and srart to ending poverty as a MacroEconomic Solutions to these Global Issues!

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Very important book

Thank you Pavlina Tcherneva for writing this very important book. It's time we get serious about abolishing unemployment and poverty.

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  • 02-16-22

A job guarantee is the most important policy.

The book makes a great case for a job guarantee, and that bit having it is much more expensive.

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  • Allan Paterson
  • 04-19-21

A Necessary Programme

The ideas in here are well argued and important. Although the examples are the USA programmes like this are needed throughout the world. Let's make a start and push for this with each of our governments.