Strategic and Political Challenges to Large-Scale Federal Job Creation

  title={Strategic and Political Challenges to Large-Scale Federal Job Creation},
  author={Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg},
  journal={The Review of Black Political Economy},
  • G. Goldberg
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • The Review of Black Political Economy
This article identifies and explores means of meeting political and strategic challenges to the enactment of a federal job creation program sufficiently large and well-targeted to cope with mass unemployment. The challenges include: anti-government ideology; perceived failure of the Obama stimulus; exaggerated concern over federal deficits; shortcomings of the New Deal model for job creation; limited scope and/or sponsorship of legislative initiatives; and organizing a movement on behalf of the… 

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