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Specifically, I'm curious about the logistical aspects. Bernie's in my first tier definitely (I waited in line for literally 4 hours to vote for him in the primaries last cycle!), but I'm admittedly a little skeptical about the practicality of this. The two main points I'm caught up on:
- How do we create the right number of jobs in the right places? (Un / Under)employed people exist in every town and city in every state in the country. If the entire target population for a federally guaranteed job existed in one area, then okay, easy! Solar cell manufacturing plant right there and voila. But since (un / under)employment is totally diffused throughout the country, where do we put jobs (and which ones) exactly?Obviously we can't build a manufacturing plant in every township in the country. Would we just have like central hubs that people commute to? I live in rural Utah in a town of <5000 people and the nearest thing even resembling a city is an hour away. Would I just have to make that kind of commute every day? Or is there some other way to create localized work that I'm not seeing?
- How do you match people to jobs in a way that actually suits their particular skills, interests, or requirements? If we do figure out how to create the right number of jobs in the right places, can we also provide people with choices? Do we just guarantee a job? Like there's just the one and take it or leave it? What if the one kind of job that can be made available to me is totally misaligned with what I find rewarding or even tolerable? What if the job makes me miserable? Like do I apply for a transfer and have to relocate or something? Or just go back to my options in the "free" market (which clearly weren't working if I needed a federally guaranteed job in the first place).
Anybody want to think out loud about this or point me somewhere discussing either the logistical issue (point one) or the like experiential side of all this (point two)?