Selected Publications




Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Appendix, Notes & Index

Articles and Book Chapters

A Basic Income Guarantee Cannot Secure Either the Right to Work or Income Security Recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — But There Is a Strategy That Can at Far Lower Cost, Maine Policy Perspectives, University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (Nov. 2019).

A Survey of Full Employment Advocates, with Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Helen Lachs Ginsburg, 41 J. Econ. Issues 1161-68 (2007).

An Answer to Unemployment: A Jobs-for-All Bill, with Rep. John Conyers Jr., Congressional Quarterly Roll Call (May 20, 2013).

Argentina’s Jefes De Hogar Program, report commissioned by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa, as part of the HSRC’s Mid-Term Review of the South African government’s Expanded Public Works Program (July 2007).

Aspirational Law, 52 Buff. L. Rev. 701-26 (2004).

Back To Work: A Public Jobs Proposal for Economic Recovery, Demos (March 2011).

Benchmarking the Right to Work, in Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement and Policy Issues, edited by Alanson Minkler and Shareen Hartel, Cambridge University Press, pp. 115-141 (2007).

Combating Joblessness: An Analysis of the Principal Strategies that Have Influenced the Development of American Employment and Social Welfare Law During the 20th Century, 21 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 677-758 (2000).

Compensating a People for the Loss of Their Homeland: Diego Garcia, the Chagossians, and the Human Rights Standards Damages Model,” with David Vine and S. Wojciech Sokolowski, 11 Northwestern Journal of Int’l Human Rights 152-185 (2012).

Creeping Socialism: The Welfare State and Social Transformation, Dollars & Sense, October 1991, pp. 12-14.

Direct Job Creation,” in Commitment to Full Employment: Macroeconomics and Social Policy in Memory of William Vickrey, edited by Aaron Warner, et al. (M.E. Sharpe, 2000) pp. 35-54.

Employment As A Human Right, in Sociology and the Public Agenda, edited by William Julius Wilson (Sage Publications, 1993), 351-74.

Estimating the Cost of Government Job Creation Programs, report commissioned by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa, as part of the HSRC’s Mid-Term Review of the South African government’s Expanded Public Works Program (2007).

Fashioning A Work-Based Strategy for Welfare Reform Based on International Human Rights Doctrine, 16 J. Pub. Health Pol’y 269-85 (1995).

Framing the Fight for a Job Guarantee: Defining Full Employment As the Realization of the Right to Work, in Full Employment Revisited, edited by Tanweer Ali and Diamond Ashiagbor (United Kingdom: Work Forum Publishing, 2015), pp. 55-67.

Funding A Job Guarantee, 2 Int’l J. Env’t, Workplace & Emp. 114-132 (2006).

Human Rights and Economic Policy Discourse: Taking Economic and Social Rights Seriously, 33 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev., 363-471 (2002).

Is There A Progressive Alternative to Conservative Welfare Reform, 15 Geo. J. Pov. L. & Pol’y 157-208 (2008).

Joblessness and the Law Before the New Deal, 6 Geo. J. Pov. L. & Pol’y 1-41 (1999).

Learning From the New Deal, 39 Review of Black Political Economy, March 2012, at 87-105.

Liberal Strategies for Combating Joblessness in the Twentieth Century, 33 J. Econ. Issues 497-504 (1999).

Monitoring Mechanisms for International Agreements Respecting Economic and Social Human Rights, 12 Yale J. Int’l L. 396-420 (1987).

More for Less: The Job Guarantee Strategy, Basic Income Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 3-18 (2013).

Paying for Full Employment: A Hard-Nosed Look at Finances,” Soc. Pol’y, Spring 1995, at 21.

Q&A for H.R. 1000, National Jobs for All Coalition (2019).

Securing the Right to Work and Income Security, in Activation Policies for the Unemployed, the Right to Work and the Duty to Work, edited by Daniel Dumont and Elise Dermine (Brussels, P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2014), pp. 223-254.

Securing the Right to Work at the State or Local Level with a Direct Job-Creation Program, Big Ideas for Jobs Initiative, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California at Berkeley (November 2011).

Anti-Inflationary Features of HR 1000 (2019), National Jobs for All Network (2019)

The Disparate Responses of Harry Hopkins and John Maynard Keynes to the Great Depression and Why It Was the Social Worker Rather Than the Economist Who Got It Right, Blanche Grosswald Lecture, Rutgers University School of Social Work, April 17 & 20, 2012 (Rutgers University School of Social Work, 2013).

The History of Right to Work Claims, Rutgers–Camden Series of Occasional Papers No. 1 (1999).

The New Deal Direct Job Creation Strategy: Providing Employment Assurance for American Workers, in When Government Helped, edited by Gertrude Goldberg and Sheila Collins (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 146-179.

The Relative Cost of a Universal Basic Income and A Negative Income Tax, Basic Income Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Article 6, pp. 1-24 (2006).

The Right to Work and Basic Income Guarantees: Competing or Complementary Goals?Rutgers J.L. Pub. Pol’y 8-59 (2005).

U.S. Job Creation Programs in the 1930s, report commissioned by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa, as part of the HSRC’s Mid-Term Review of the South African government’s Expanded Public Works Program (July 2007).

Understanding The Unemployment Experience of Low-Wage Workers: Implications for Ethnographic Research, in Laboring Below the Line: The New Ethnography of Poverty, Low-Wage Work, and Survival in the Global Economy, edited by Frank Munger (Russell Sage Foundation, 2002), 95-110.

Wage Policies and Funding Strategies for Job Guarantee Programs, in The Job Guarantee: Toward True Full Employment, edited by Michael J. Murray and Mathew Forstater (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

What Is Full Employment and Why the Definition Matters, National Jobs for All Coalition (2016).

Why is the Right to Work So Hard to Secure, in The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, edited by Alanson Minkler (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Would H.R. 1000 Create Enough Jobs to Achieve Genuine Full Employment, National Jobs for All Coalition (2015).