May 4, 2019
Professor William A.
Darity, Jr. also known as 'Sandy' is an American economist and
researcher. He is currently the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of
Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics
and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
at Duke University. Darity maintains that people are out of work in
the US not because of personal defects but because the economy
doesn’t generate enough jobs. He tells Steve why we need a federal
job guarantee, covering the 5 main points from the Jacobin article
of that name which he co-authored with Mark Paul and Darrick
Hamilton. He also shows how the FJG is superior to a universal
basic income. This interview is as important today as it was when
it was first aired in 2017.