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The Case for an Environmentally Sustainable Jobs Program


  • Mathew Forstater


The job numbers in the United States and around the globe continue to look bleak. Not only are the absolute numbers dismal, but also job growth has dragged on with no hope for a substantial change in prospects. This situation supports the view that we are facing a long-term problem that requires critical and creative problem-solving responses. Since unemployment is the major cause of poverty, many of our most pressing social problems are directly or indirectly related to joblessness. I argue that not only the quantity but also the quality of jobs is at issue.

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  • Mathew Forstater, 2005. "The Case for an Environmentally Sustainable Jobs Program," Economics Policy Note Archive 05-1, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:levypn:05-1

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    1. Edward J. Nell & Mathew Forstater (ed.), 2003. "Reinventing Functional Finance," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2834.
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