News and Updates in the #FightForFJG

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How to Finance Climate Action with Fadhel Kaboub

August 5, 2018

Real Progressive covers a presentation by Economist Fadhel Kaboub. “Financing the War on Climate Change: The Power of Financial Sovereignty” live from Intersect ECO – Community for Climate conference at Denison University.” Dr. Fadhel Kaboub’s breaks down on the immediate dangers of climate change and solutions, through the Federal Jobs Guarantee, in less than an…

Darrick Hamilton Covers Racial Economic Disparity

July 30, 2018

In this Race and Difference Colloquium lecture, Dr. Darrick Hamilton (Assoc. Prof. of Public Policy, The New School) will present on the topic: “The (Economist’s) Burden: Why Studying Hard and Working Hard Ain’t Enough for Black Americans.” Description: High achieving black Americans, as measured by education, still exhibit large economic and health disparities relative to…

Fadhel Kaboub: Paying For Economic Justice

July 29, 2018

Via a Real Progressives Livestream in conjunction with Columbus, OH DSA: Paying For Economic Justice: A Better World is Possible For decades, the economic foundations of our society have been under attack. From welfare, food stamps, healthcare, and Social Security to union bargaining rights and pension plans, programs designed to help poor and working people…

Randall Wray Explain How To Pay For FJG

July 29, 2018

Professor L. Randall Wray discussing how to fund a Job Guarantee proposal. Because the federal government is the issuer of the currency, it is actually not constrained in its spending to how much income it receives. There’s no such thing as being “unable to afford” a program in monetary terms, because the government can’t run…

Ellis Winningham on Real Progressives – #FightForFJG

July 29, 2018

Ellis Winningham explains that a job guarantee is not a job guarantee unless you can hire every person that is willing to work. He also relates that a Job Guarantee program is a superior automatic stabilizer than food stamps because in an economic downturn, it absorbs labor by putting them to work, and in an…

David Pakman Show with Pavlina Tcherneva – #FightForFJG

July 29, 2018

Classic Interview: Pavlina Tcherneva, Assistant Professor of Economics at Bard College and Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute, joins David to discuss her plan for a job guarantee program to reduce American unemployment

Jane Sanders and Stephanie Kelton – Sanders Institute

July 29, 2018

The Sanders Institute Talks: A National Job Guarantee Program Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders (Founder, Fellow of The Sanders Institute) talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton (Founding Fellow of The Sanders Institute, Professor at Stonybrook University) about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with L.…

Pavlina Tcherneva on the FJG

July 29, 2018

According to New Economic Thinking: 13 million people looking for living wage work is not a “full employment” economy. Why should the federal government adopt a jobs guarantee? Just ask the 13 million Americans looking for living wage work. That’s what Pavlina Tcherneva, economics professor at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, says in…

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