Last Thursday, Niskanen Center senior fellow Ed Dolan debated the feasibility of a federal job guarantee on a panel for the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, titled “Identifying Key Considerations for Shaping Effective Employment Support Proposals.” A time-stamped link to the discussion is available here (59:40).

Ed, who wrote on the topic of job guarantees and employment supports for the Niskanen Center here, brought his usual charm and clarity to the discussion, highlighting the lack of intellectual rigor among many proponents of job guarantees, and the need for thinking through employment support policies in the context of a broader understanding of the labor market.