Jobs

  • 03.20.18

    The Sanders Institute Talks: A National Jobs Guarantee

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program. The full report will be released through the Levy Institute in April, 2018. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott Fullwiler, Pavlina R. Tch...

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program.The full report will be released through the Levy Institute in April, 2018. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with 

  • 04.03.17

    Coal And The Energy Future

    During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump talked a significant amount about "putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry." In this video, Prof. Robert Reich looks at the numbers of jobs in the coal industry compared to the solar and wind industries: "In 198...

    During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump talked a significant amount about "putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry."

    In this video, Prof. Robert Reich looks at the numbers of jobs in the coal industry compared to the solar and wind industries: "In 1985 the coal industry employed a over 178,000 miners. By 2016, it employed just 56,000. By contrast, in 2016, wind and solar energy provided more than 6 times the number of jobs as coal. The trend is toward even more jobs in wind and solar, regardless of what Trump does."

    Reich believes that the country should focus on helping people get jobs in the growing wind and solar industries rather than the coal industry. 

    "It’s our choice." 

    Tags: Energy, Coal, Jobs