Ben and I give an overview of what full employment is and why it’s important, then bring in Slate’s very insightful Jordan Weissmann to discuss some of the Trump Administration’s comments about the labor market and how policymakers should think about increasing employment opportunities for people.
Musical Interlude: “Driftin’’” by Herbie Hancock
Jared’s Reading Recommendation: “Why I Voted to Keep Rates Steady” by Neel Kashkari
Ben’s Reading Recommendation: “Why We Need a Federal Job Guarantee” by Mark Paul, William Darity Jr., and Darrick Hamilton
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