The Case for a Job Guarantee with Pavlina R. Tcherneva


June 25, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm



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Meeting ID: 973 8418 1151

One of the most enduring ideas in economics is that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary for the smooth functioning of the economy. This assumption has provided cover for the devastating social and economic costs of job insecurity. It is also false.

In The Case for a Job Guarantee, leading expert Pavlina R. Tcherneva challenges us to imagine a world where the phantom of unemployment is banished and anyone who seeks decent, living-wage work can find it - guaranteed. This is the aim of the Job Guarantee proposal: to provide a voluntary employment opportunity in public service to anyone who needs it.

Join Philly DSA and the Lower Manhattan Political Education Working Group for a discussion and Q&A with Pavlina about unemployment, the job guarantee, modern monetary theory, and her upcoming book. Given the rapid rise in unemployment since the beginning of COVID-19, Pavlina’s call for universal, voluntary employment is all the more timely and important. Pavlina will be joined by Paul Prescod from Philly DSA’s Labor Commission.


You can read Pavlina’s recent work on the job guarantee here:


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