Advocating A Right to Work

I discussed in this post a history of the right to work and an advocate of ensuring a legislated right to work of UK member of Parliament from the Independent Labour Party, Keir Hardie. There were similar attempts at employing idle labour in 1848 in Paris via a politician Louis Blanc. Blanc established Ateliers Nationaux […]

Modern Monetary Theory and The Job Guarantee

I recently wrote an oped piece for challenge magazine It is difficult to condense what I had hoped to say into 750 odd words, so here is the ‘extended’ edition. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is an incredibly complex body of work that studies macroeconomics. At its most elemental level it says a currency is a […]

Job Guarantees aren’t all the same

There’s been a number of articles I’ve read over the last few days on what we should do and what has been done in regards to people’s employment and well-being. This article on giving rooms to the homeless reported by the BBC has shown the power governments hold and that it is not a lack […]