Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives have advocated "jobs for all": government as employer of last resort. Rick Wicks, who has a PhD in economics, will offer a non-technical introduction, explaining how it could work and how it would all but eliminate unemployment, take away (in many cases) the necessity for paying unemployment benefits, reduce many types of welfare, and act as an inflation anchor. Deficit financing could be used when necessary but otherwise financing would be borne by taxes, indexed to inflation and interest rates to keep the economy from overheating. After a short presentation, the floor will be open for discussion and your ideas.
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