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Monday, February 09, 2009

Government as employer of last resort

Will Hutton writing in yesterday's Observer makes the point that government should employ people directly to help develop a better society, rather than remain in dispiriting long-term unemployment. This echoes the case I made last month, writing for the Fabian Society.

All political parties are behind the curve at the moment on what to do if another million plus become unemployed. Incremental measures will not be enough - certainly not enough for a Labour government.

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