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The Path to full Employment


  • William F. Mitchell
  • Martin J. Watts


Persistent unemployment arises because free market ideology has overridden collective responsibilities. To restore full employment the government must provide permanent employment for all the unemployed in environmentally sustainable and useful jobs.

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  • William F. Mitchell & Martin J. Watts, 1997. "The Path to full Employment," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 30(4), pages 436-443, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecr:v:30:y:1997:i:4:p:436-443
    DOI: 10.1111/1467-8462.304043

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    1. Stephen Bell & John Quiggin, 2005. "Unemployment, Labour Market Insecurity and Policy Options," Australian Public Policy Program Working Papers WP2P05, Risk and Sustainable Management Group, University of Queensland.
    2. Fadhel Kaboub, 2011. "Understanding and preventing financial instability; Post-Keynesian Institutionalism and government employer of last resort," Chapters, in: Charles J. Whalen (ed.),Financial Instability and Economic Security after the Great Recession, chapter 4, pages 77-92, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Stephen Bell & John Quiggin, 2008. "Unemployment Policy: Unemployment, Underemployment and Labour Market Insecurity," Australian Public Policy Program Working Papers WPP08_2, Risk and Sustainable Management Group, University of Queensland.
    4. Reynold F. Nesiba, 2013. "Do Institutionalists and post-Keynesians share a common approach to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)?," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Edward Elgar Publishing, vol. 10(1), pages 44-60.
    5. Burgess, John & Mitchell, William F. & O'Brien, Duncan J. & Watts, Martin J., 2000. "The developing workfare policy in Australia: a critical assessment," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 173-188.
    6. Peter Kenyon, 1998. "Discussion of 'Dimensions, Structure and History of Australian Unemployment'," RBA Annual Conference Volume (Discontinued), in: Guy Debelle & Jeff Borland (ed.),Unemployment and the Australian Labour Market, Reserve Bank of Australia.
    7. Harvey Philip, 2012. "More for Less: The Job Guarantee Strategy," Basic Income Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 7(2), pages 3-18, January.
    8. Cowgill, Matt, 2013. "A Shrinking Slice of the Pie: The Labour Income Share in Australia," MPRA Paper 46209, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Chris Richardson, 1998. "Solutions to Australian Unemployment: Three Perspectives - Unemployment or Tax Reform?," RBA Annual Conference Volume (Discontinued), in: Guy Debelle & Jeff Borland (ed.),Unemployment and the Australian Labour Market, Reserve Bank of Australia.

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