Paths to full employment, part 1: “ban-the-box!”

January 27th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

I hope to make this a bit of a series over at PostEverything, with a new path to enlightenment full employment each week or so, where “path” means policy idea.

This one is a touch odd to start with because it’s more of a supply-side than demand side policy, though I’m quite certain it will bring down the unemployment rate. That is, I’m not proposing creating new labor supply here–I’m, or actually NELP et al are, thinking of ways to help those in the labor market, or sometimes on its fringes to find work.

And the magnitudes here are just astoundingly large.

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One comment in reply to "Paths to full employment, part 1: “ban-the-box!”"

  1. Tom in MN says:

    Minnesota just did this. We are down to 3.5% unemployment. Feel free to compare us to our “low tax” neighbors.