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The right to a job: a Post Keynesian perspective


  • Diane Zannoni
  • Edward Mckenna


Until the 1970s, the idea that workers had a right to a job was a subject of lively debate, at least among progressives. The dominance of the neoclassical perspective since that time has all but eliminated discussion of such a right. In this paper, we argue that a Post Keynesian understanding of a capitalist economy, along with an account of the nature of a person that we believe best fits the Post Keynesian view, not only makes possible a rebirth of interest in the idea of a right to a job but also provides a strong reason for believing that Post Keynesians must be committed to such a right.

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  • Diane Zannoni & Edward Mckenna, 2007. "The right to a job: a Post Keynesian perspective," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(4), pages 555-571.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:postke:v:29:y:2007:i:4:p:555-571
    DOI: 10.2753/PKE0160-3477290402

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