Robert Pollin: Full Employment Is Possible

The latest book from Robert Pollin, economics professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst and director of the Political Economy Research Institute, is Back to Full Employment. If the title seems bold, the roadmap Pollin lays out behind it is hardly outlandish. In this conversation with Laura Flanders, Pollin explains how the Federal Reserve can grow employment tremendously, without the need for any legislation. "When you have unusued resources in the economy, you can pump money into the economy, and you'll create jobs right away," Pollin says.

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Friday, July 27, 2012