Full Employment As A Revolutionary Reform: A Comment On Gil

Nager, Norma
May 1986
Humanity & Society;May86, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p177
Academic Journal
The article presents a comment on the work of David Gil, who considers full employment as constitutionally guaranteed as a "non-reformist reform" according to the present constitutional system. However, according to the author, full employment cannot be considered as a single policy reform, and it is a revolutionary proposal. In a capitalist economy, certain proportion of unemployment among the population is taken for granted. Full employment in the U.S. is a revolutionary proposal, because it would require a total reorganization of the economy. The author is not satisfied with the belief that full employment is a non-reformist reform.


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