Instead of railing about the 8% unemployment rate, we can just give jobs to those unemployed, who want to work. We could offer to hire them all for minimum wage plus health benefits. We could pay them for internships, for training, and for public works. We can pay for guaranteed employment partly by the following: turn prisons into factories; give disabled people jobs they can do; continue the welfare-to-work policies; have similar unemployment benefits-to-work policies; increase taxes on the rich and use the money only for guaranteed employment. Everyone can agree that a willing and ready worker should have least have a right to a job making minimum wage.
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