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Full Employment: A Government Goal?

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Full Employment: A Government Goal?

Economy

Full Employment: A Government Goal?

Full Employment: A Government Goal?

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At least twice in the last 65 years, Congress has debated guaranteeing jobs at good wages for every able-bodied American. Why did those moves fail? Will the debate resurface? Author Louis Uchitelle, who wrote about previous efforts in his book The Disposable American, discusses the topic with Madeleine Brand.

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