Know what is good for sustainable employment? A sustainable economy- an economy with a stable foundation of resource inputs, predictable weather patterns, and myriad benefits that nature provides us. What else? Policy makers that preference people over GDP- and make decisions accordingly, whether on the grounds of trade, technological progress, subsidy or regulation. What else? A stable economy- an economy that does not boom and bust, creating short term employment opportunities, long term insecurity and exacerbating inequality.
We’ve written about this over the years, and will be launching a new project soon aimed at amending the Full Employment Act: “The Sustainable Employment Act.”
On Full Employment vs. Jobless Growth.
On Economic Growth and Depression.
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