Blog: More Economy Boosting Jobs, Less Austerity

Stephen Herzenberg
Publication Date: 
December 20, 2013

Steve HerzenbergCross posted at Third and State

How do we get our economy growing more robustly again? It's not through austerity — cutting government spending and investment when private consumption and investment are already lagging — as Paul Krugman reminds us again today.

It is through "economy boosting jobs" — raising wages so that working families can buy what they need and help their communities thrive. Here's a simple video(also below) explaining this point, circulated to us from the good folks at Topos.