What would a jobs guarantee mean to Americans? No more unemployment for anyone who wants to and is able to work. For the past few years there’s been some debate over a Universal Basic Income (UBI) versus a Jobs Guarantee. This seems to be an either or debate, but I wonder if both are not needed, for different but related reasons. They should also be combined with child care, elder care, and other basic needs filled, such as some forms of basic education beyond K-12, and the ability to make a smooth transition when voluntarily changing careers.
I think most people want to have meaningful work, but the same type of work and how to get it isn’t for everyone. A diverse, well-rounded system that is flexible to individual needs would keep more people working, and happy about it.