Monthly Archives: September 2011

Job Training is not a social policy

Americans like believing that the solution to every social and economic problem is job training. Outsourcing? Job training. Economically depressed neighborhoods? Job training. Impoverished single mothers? You guessed it. We’re job training ourselves silly. We even have a bill in Congress called the Seniors Offering Quality Child Care Act, HR 335. Why should all those [...]

By |2016-10-23T02:33:06+00:00September 17th, 2011|Poverty and income, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guaranteed income

In March of 2011, a Brazilian Senator named Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy handed a letter to the President of the United States at a dinner in Brazil. The letter was from members of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (US BIG), and the intention was to introduce Obama to a smart, efficient and just economic idea [...]

By |2016-04-04T10:29:59+00:00September 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments