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Emeritus Professor of History, Labor and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills; board member of National Jobs for All Network.
Author of American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future (University of Illinois Press)

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From Obamacare, From Images
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a Job-Creation Program Reminds the reader that the ACA created many new jobs, and that they were jobs doing good things for people. But it was not perfect and it needs reform.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 11, 2016
What's Wrong with These Men? Why Aren't They Working? Why are 7 million prime-age men not working or even looking for work? Just lazy? High government benefits are better? This article reviews the explanations and emphasizes the role of lousy wages as a disincentive. Includes a list of useful sources for those who want more.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 21, 2021
The May Jobs Report and The Fake Labor Shortage Commentary on the BLS employment report for May. And the hoopla about labor shortages, which are exaggerated, to say the least.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 24, 2009
Obama's Job Plan: What We Can learn from the New Deal New Deal job programs show that quick action on a very large scale is possible. They were also flawed and we can do better. New jobs must be decently paid and thought of as permanent. And we need a lot of them, 2-3 million for every year of Obama's eight years. Otherwise we won't erase the job deficits of the past 8 years or keep up with a growing labor force.
Rally demanding $15/hr minimum wage, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2021
"$15: We Aren't Asking for Much" Five Key Facts that centrists and progressives in Congress and across the land should keep in mind before lowering their sights from a $15 federal minimum wage.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Here's How Good and How Bad American Job Markets Are (Now Donald and Hillary, Pay Attention and Learn Hard to know from Donald and Hillary how much work we have to do to get to full employment. Our country is not going to disappear, as some say, but to get to full employment, which we rarely have, will be a yuge political task.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2018
Unemployment: 3.9%. Finally, We Can Stop Worrying About Unemployment By conventional standards, unemployment is very low. Yet wages aren't rising much. Why? One reason is that there's a lot of hidden unemployment
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Is Low Inflation the Path to Sustained Real Wage Growth? Should we hope for less inflation as the way to get more real wage growth? Should we push for larger increases in nominal pay? I believe we should assume that inflation will usually be in the 2-3% range and that workers should be getting paycheck increases of 4 to 5% a year.
Hub Factory (MSA), From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Manufacturing Job Increase: Back to the 50s? Careful analysis of the numbers of manufacturing workers in American in recent times. Aims to give the reader a realistic assessment of claims about "bringing back" manufacturing.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Have We Reached Full Employment? Should The Fed Put the Brakes on Job Growth to Avoid Inflation Down the Road? The answers are no and no. Even when the official unemployment rate is 4.1%, we are not close to real full employment. And inflation is mild. If the authorities are really worried about higher inflation later on, they should start working on counter-measures that don't include higher unemployment.
Making an Adjustment to Poverty, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2020
Those Gosh-Darn Lazy Unemployed People Brings facts against right-wingers who strive to cut government-benefit programs for people who need help. Jason Turner thinks there are lots of jobs out there.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 15, 2017
Full Employment and How to Get It Illustrates that we have had too much unemployment and lousy wages for forty years and shows that tax cuts for the 1% won't turn things around. Describes what a full-employment America might look like.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It's True: Real Wages Are Rising. But Fast Enough? And for How Long Economists are always searching for good news on the wage front.There's been a little but real wages are about where they were in the early 1970s. Political action and government reform is essential for substantive wage growth.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Jobs and More Jobs, Now and Forevermore We have lost 7 million jobs since in the meltdown; we lost millions before that, in he anemic Bush recovery from 01 recession. Private sector won't create the jobs we need. In fact, we have had a shortage of good jobs since the 70s. The Federal Government must create jobs that involve useful contributions to our society. Examples are given

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