Opinion | John Harvey | Self-Checkout Lane Not A Job-Killer If We Have A Job Program

Monday 04 Dec 2023

Looking down a grocery aisle with a concrete floor towards a row of refrigerators

In this Forbes Leadership Strategy piece, John T. Harvey writes about the job guarantee as an important policy tool and an escape from anxieties about technology replacing jobs that provide no clear social value. He writes:

“We need to reject the deeply but unconsciously held assumption that jobs only come from the private sector, from undertakings that earn a profit for someone. We need a job program.

Consider a world wherein those unable to secure employment in the private sector were able to go to their local unemployment office and find that it had become an employment office. The individual submits a form outlining their skills and they are either assigned to a job that matches them or are offered additional training.”

Read the whole article at Forbes.