A Job Guarantee Misses the Point

Wide-scale structural change will be essential for curbing the climate crisis — but a simple job guarantee misses many underlying issues.

As COVID-19 begins to strike the global economy, it is bringing to the forefront of conversation and policy topics otherwise rarely discussed (outside of leftist circles) — in some countries, governments are keeping businesses alive by paying their workers. In others, rent has been cancelled and delayed. In others, effectively nothing has happened — small stimulus packages and a lack of regulation look to be leading to an eviction…