Decent Work and Public Investment: A Proposal

Source: Helen Lachs Ginsburg and Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, New Labor Forum, Vol. 17 no. 1, Spring 2008

With the 2008 election likely to lead to Democratic control of the legislative and executive branches, it is time for a bold new vision of the economy–one that will reduce the increased inequality that has grown in tandem with our national wealth. It is time to take a big step toward shared prosperity. … The National Jobs for All Coalition is proposing a major program called the Drive for Decent Work. It simultaneously attacks economic inequality and our often unacknowledged but crippling double deficits–the chronic shortfall of decent jobs and the gaping hole in public investment. The Drive for Decent Work is a win-win solution that could put the nation back on the path it started to take after World War II.

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