Today we travel to a future where you’re guaranteed a job, but there’s a catch: your job is assigned to you by an algorithm.
- Dr. Pavlina Tcherneva — professor of economics at Bard College, researcher at the Levy Economics Institute & author of The Case for a Job Guarantee.
- Dr. Kira Lussier — historian at the University of Toronto.
- Manish Raghavan — PhD candidate at Cornell University.
- Dr. Chris Gilliard — privacy scholar & Professor of English at Macomb Community College.
- Echo: Elena Fernández Collins
- The Case for a Job Guarantee by Pavlina Tcherneva
- The New Deal: Putting People Back to Work
- FLASH FORWARD: Federal Project Two (a second New Deal)
- The Federal Job Guarantee – A Policy to Achieve Permanent Full Employment
- 50 years after the Kerner Commission
- The Incredible Lost History of How “Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”
- UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- 30 million Americans are unemployed. Here’s how to employ them.
- The effects of unemployment spread like a virus
- Will We Face Depression-Era Job Losses? Let’s Not Find Out
- How do our job creation recommendations stack up against a job guarantee?
- Job Guarantee FAQ
- The Hard Truth: Companies Don’t Hire Unemployed
- The longer you’re unemployed, the less likely you are to find a job. Why?
- Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination
- Young, Longer Term Unemployed Experience Health Decline
- The link between unemployment and suicide
- Polling the Left Agenda
- Why Democrats Should Embrace a Federal Jobs Guarantee
- 4 big questions about job guarantees
- Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee
- Argentina: A Case Study on the Plan Jefes y Jefas de Hogar Desocupados, or the Employment Road to Economic Recovery
- The Job Guarantee: Delivering the Benefits That Basic Income Only Promises – A Response to Guy Standing
- FLASH FORWARD: Money For Nothing (Universal Basic Income)
- Beyond Full Employment: The Employer of Last Resort as an Institution for Change
- Personality, Incorporated: Psychological Capital in American Management, 1960-1995
- How Corporations Convinced Us Personality Tests Are Super Fun
- Our ongoing love-hate relationship with personality tests
- On not “giving psychology away”: the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and public controversy over testing in the 1960s
- Griggs v Duke Power Co  USSC 46; 401 U.S. 424; 91 S.Ct. 849; 28 L.Ed.2d 158; No. 124 (8 March 1971)
- Temperamental workers: Psychology, business, and the Humm-Wadsworth Temperament Scale in interwar America.
- THE HUMM-WADSWORTH TEMPERAMENT SCALE
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; manual, Revised
- Myers Briggs History
- The Organization Man by William H. Whyte
- Privacy, the Prospective Employee, and Employment Testing: The Need to Restrict Polygraph and Personality Testing
- All the Ways Hiring Algorithms Can Introduce Bias
- Mitigating Bias in Algorithmic Hiring: Evaluating Claims and Practices
- An Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise
- Is It Your Foreign Name or Foreign Qualifications? An Experimental Study of Ethnic Discrimination in Hiring
- What’s in a Name? A Multiracial Investigation of the Role of Occupational Stereotypes in Selection Decisions
- Should Companies Use AI to Assess Job Candidates?
- Why Diversity Programs Fail
- Does Diversity Training Work the Way It’s Supposed To?
- Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women
- Companies are on the hook if their hiring algorithms are biased
- High-tech redlining: AI is quietly upgrading institutional racism
- Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy
- The Religion of Workism Is Making Americans Miserable
- Advice For And From The Future: should I let my boss implant a chip in my hand?
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