Cross-posted from Dissent Magazine: >> https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton Subscribe to Dissent Magazine Works Progress Administration poster by Harry Herzog, 1936, via Library of Congress. (Click for large version.) by Darrick Hamilton ▪ November 9, 2015 The conventional discourse about racial disparity in America is a myth. It’s a myth upheld by Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike;… Read More The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice
SPECIAL REPORT 7 October 2013 [slightly edited 6/16] by June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. of Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University and NJFAC Executive Committee The official unemployment rate fails to reveal the full social burden that our slow recovery imposes on workers and on our economy as well. This limitation is created by the disappearance of millions… Read More Why are Men of Prime Age Missing from the Labor Force?
Timothy A. Canova The late Bill Dixon, a senior partner at the Rodey law firm in Albuquerque, was an expert on First Amendment law and defender of individual rights and liberties. Before his untimely death in 2003, Dixon also sounded the alarm about the growing use of international trade agreements to undermine our national sovereignty… Read More Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereignty
A REPORT TO DONORS, SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS By Trudy Goldberg, Chair, NJFAC The Continuing Jobs Crisis: For years NJFAC has called attention to the chronic unemployment that blights the lives of millions of individuals and families, even in the best of times. We have been deeply concerned about this problem — even in times of… Read More GOODJOBS Newsletter: Supplement 4, December 2013
Financial Security of Elderly Americans at Risk, EPI 6/13 PEOPLE AGE 55 AND OVER For the work force 55 years and over, the LFPR is quite different from that of earlier ages. The LFPR of this group declined from about 43% in the early 1950’s to a minimum of about 29% in early 1990’s. Since… Read More Employment of Those 55 and Over