Didn’t the former Soviet bloc have a job guarantee?

No. The job guarantee operates within market conditions and serves as a complement to private sector employment and traditional public service. The private sector remains the primary engine of employment growth and the stronger it is, the smaller the job guarantee program. By contrast, in the former Soviet bloc, the government served as the employer of first and (in many places) only resort. This is neither the aim nor the design of the job guarantee.

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