The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 37, Issue 3–4, pp 179–181 | Cite as

A Direct Route to Full Employment

  • William A. DarityJr.Email author


This article proposes the formation of a National Investment Employment Corps to provide a job guarantee for all citizens and to perform the work necessary to maintain and expand the nation’s physical and human infrastructure. The permanent establishment of the National Investment Employment Corps coupled with the federal job guarantee not only would address the employment needs created by the current economic crisis but would yield enduring benefits to national well being. Moreover, it would provide a direct mechanism for producing continuous full employment in the US economy.


Job guarantee Employment Federal job guarantee 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sanford School of Public PolicyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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