Mark Paul, William Darity Jr., & Darrick Hamilton

Mark Paul is a postdoctoral associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and a visiting fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

William Darity, Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cooke Professor of Public Policy, and professor of African and African American Studies and economics at Duke University.

Darrick Hamilton is professor of economics and urban policy at the Milano School of International Affairs and professor of management and urban polic at the New School for Social Research. 

Recent Articles

The Full Employment Solution

Truly fixing the American economy requires full employment, as Franklin Roosevelt proposed 74 years ago. And that can't be done through the private sector alone. 

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) A sign advertising employment hangs outside a restaurant in Middleton, Massachusetts, on July 24, 2017. Senator Bernie Sanders is reportedly introducing legislation this week that establishes a program of governmentally provided full employment. Earlier this month, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted her support for the idea. Senator Cory Booker has a proposal to establish full employment pilot programs in 15 urban and rural areas. With full employment returning to the Democrats' agendas, we are reposting this article, which both sketches the history of the full employment movement and makes the case for reviving it, from our Winter 2018 issue. T wo years into U.S. involvement in World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his 1944 State of the Union address, calling for a Second Bill of Rights—by which he meant not just political rights, but economic rights. The wartime economy was firing on all cylinders, bringing the unemployment rate to historic...