Is Full Employment Possible in Capitalism?

Bob Pollin says that there have been periods of unemployment less than 4%, those conditions could be created if there was intent to do so.

Related Videos


  • The Full Employment Debate

    Bob Pollin, author of Back to Full Employment, begins a series examining whether full employment is possible and how to get there.

  • Full Employment and the Swedish Model

    Bob Pollin says that in the quest for a short term solution to the crisis, there is a lot to learn from Swedish social-democracy.

  • The Un(Der)Employed

    Full Segment: For every unemployed college grad, there are Ph.Ds waiting tables & people with a master's bagging groceries. We talk to them about how they stay sane & hopeful.

  • Jobless? Help a Neighbor - Community Service Path to Employment

    The National Conference on Citizenship will hold an event Friday focusing on how civic health helps boost local economies. So if you want a job, volunteer! Host Jacob Soboroff and guests David B. Smith, Mayor Bob Stevens, Peter Levine, and Jeff Coates discuss.

  • How to Improve Employment Rate in the US

    Financially strong businesses need to feel more confident, and housing needs to be reinvigorated before robust employment growth returns, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.

  • Little Chance For Big Improvement in Employment Market

    Job growth hasn't even been close to the rate needed to hit the fed's target for unemployment below 8%, says Morningstar's Vishnu Lekraj.

  • The Week Ahead: Employment Report

    All eyes are on the September employment report. TheStreet's David Peltier and Andrew Krill look at what to watch in the week ahead.

  • Employment Market Unlikely to Get Out of Neutral

    Friday's jobs report will likely confirm that layoffs in August were limited but that hiring remains anemic, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.

  • Mark Thirlwell's Free Market Theory

    The state is back as a major economic player. The current financial crisis has prompted a tsunami of government intervention in rich world financial markets: from regulatory bans on short-selling though to massive public sector bailouts, loan and deposit guarantees, and a series of increasingly dramatic nationalizations.

  • January's Employment Report Predictions

    Friday's job report along those that follow in the next few months will be particularly important economic indicators.

  • What January Employment Report Means

    A preponderance of evidence points to a job market that's healthier than Friday's report implies.

  • The Upside of the September Employment Report

    Though key growth indicators remain weak, business hiring could pick up in the new year, while those who are employed may spend more now that layoffs have stabilized.

Other Advice Videos


  • Ramsey Pryor on Why to Avoid Giving Prescriptive Advice

    In Chapter 11 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, product management executive Ramsey Pryor answers "How Have You Learned to Give Better Advice When People Ask You for Help?" With time, Pryor learns to give less prescriptive advice. He learns from his children to give advice is more to be a sounding board and help others make a decision rather than to make a decision for others. Pryor is a product management executive at IBM focused on cloud-based collaboration.

  • Rachel Lehmann-Haupt on Seeking Advice From Working Mom Friends

    In Chapter 17 of 17 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, author and small business owner Rachel Lehmann-Haupt answers "At This Moment in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Lehmann-Haupt shares how she gathers working mom friends she respects to help her shape next steps in her life as a working mom. She finds her friends understand her needs as someone trying to be a good mom and strike the right work-life balance in an aspiring career. Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is a writer.

  • Bryan Law on Seeking Advice to Make Better Decisions in Your 30s

    In Chapter 23 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business strategist Bryan Law answers "At This Point in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Now in his thirties, Law shares how he gets advice from a network of people to make more informed decisions. From teacher mentors from Georgetown to an inspiring Angolan friend to his parents to his spouse, Law finds willing people to support him as he faces key life decisions.

  • Louise Langheier on Two Ways to Give Better Career Advice

    In Chapter 7 of 21 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Louise Langheier answers "How Have You Learned to Give Better Advice When People Ask You For Help?" Langheier shares two ways she has learned to give better advice. The first is honing in on the specific question the person seeking advice is really trying to answer. The second is appreciating the learning experience that comes with being asked to give advice.

  • Rihanna's Creative Director Got Career Advice From a Horse

    Think of the best career advice you ever received. Who gave it to you? Your mom? Your mentor? Ahem, your favorite website? Well, Ciarra Pardo, best known as Rihanna's creative director, got her best advice ever from her horse.

  • Conrad Doucette on Giving Better Advice When Asked for Help

    In Chapter 17 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "How Have You Learned to Give Better Advice When People Ask You For Help?" Doucette puts himself in the shoes of the person asking for advice. In his younger years he would have dispensed advice based on his point of view rather than the perspective of the person asking for advice. Conrad Doucette is a Brooklyn musician and the drummer for the band Takka Takka.

  • Most Advisers Aren't Afraid of "Robo" Advice

    Online investment services aren't just for young clients and low-balance accounts; "robo" advice can help any wealth advisory firm grow, says Bernie Clark, the head of Schwab Adviser Services. "Robo" advice is complementary and an opportunity, Mr. Clark says.

  • The Making of Me: Life Advice from Successful and Inspiring Women

    5 remarkable women share their stories in Glamour’s new series, “The Making of Me.” Whether you’re starting over or starting your own business, trying to balance work and motherhood, or searching to uncover your true passion in live, you’ll find inspiration and advice as these women reveal their journey to becoming who they are today.