Twelve years into the 21st century,
⇒ American politics is more polarized than ever. Yet both sides agree on one thing: WE MUST CREATE MORE JOBS! Is our political system up to the task? Our task is to dig deeper than buzzwords, to discover the roots of unemployment. Why do land, factories and buildings sit idle, while workers are unemployed and families are losing their homes? Why cannot willing and able workers find a way to earn a decent living? We’re not coming from the “Right” or the “Left”. Instead, we’re coming from the “Radical Center”, using key insights that modern “econ” ignores but have never been more desperately needed. We offer a way to liberate workers and producers from taxation, create employment opportunities for everyone, and provide adequate revenue for a vibrant public sector that meets the needs of 21st century citizens.
Undeniably, the question of “JOBS” bears on the whole gamut of economic policy choices. The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation has established this website as a clearinghouse for news, discussion and analysis of these most vital economic issues.
We welcome reader comments and suggestions. Please return often, and keep yourself up-to-date. While the media fixates on the political horse-race and the “Breaking News!”, we’ll offer offer thoughtful examination of real economic solutions.