Employers Are Begging for Workers. Maybe That's a Good Thing

"Jamila Michener is an associate professor of government at Cornell University and a co-director of Cornell’s Center for Health Equity. She does remarkable research on the intersection of race, poverty and public policy and speaks about all of it with uncommon humanity. We discuss the role of poverty in the economy, cultural narratives around work and deservingness, why the less-well-off masses don’t band together politically, how social programs disempower and humiliate the very people they’re ostensibly supposed to help, why it would be so hard to sell a universal basic income, whether the Biden administration’s economic agenda represents a sharp break from those of past administrations and much more.

You can listen to our whole conversation by following “The Ezra Klein Show” on AppleSpotify or Google or wherever you get your podcasts."

Read the entire article and listen to the discussion at The New York Times.



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