Kialo requires cookies to work correctly.
Should the US government guarantee every citizen a job?
Public opinion in the US is in support of a jobs guarantee programme.
A growing number of potential
candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination
have stated their support for some form of a jobs guarantee programme.
Nearly half of Americans surveyed by the
were in favour of a jobs guarantee program.
Given the fact that jobs and the economy
top voters’ priorities
, the notion of the U.S. government employing people directly is a natural extension of the benefits that the state already provides and people support.
by analytics firm Civis Analytics shows large net support for a job guarantee in the U.S.: 52 percent in support, 29 percent opposed, and the rest don’t know.
Just because everyone thinks something should be, doesn't mean it should be, or even that it can be. Groupthink doesn't create morality, nor does it change how economics work.
Public opinion is also volatile. If work was to begin on a jobs guarantee programme and people were to fall out of favour with it, it would be cancelled and would cost a lot of money.