Jobs or a guaranteed income

The Huffington post has started a series entitled 20 ways to put America back to work.

Politically, economically, and morally, there is no issue of more importance in this country right now than jobs. One in 10 American workers is officially unemployed, not even counting another 7 percent or so who’ve given up looking or can only find work part-time. More than a third of the unemployed haven’t had work in more than six months.

I suggest the real problem is to ensure everyone has a reasonable standard of living as it may not be realistic to say there can be jobs for everyone. Subsidies should be given to consumers rather than producers possibly through some sort of guaranteed annual income scheme.

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