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Vox's Dylan Matthews joins Sarah and Matt to break down the jobs guarantee debate and discuss research on a promising school desegregation initiative undermined by racist police practices.
References and further reading
Dylan's jobs guarantee explainer (with links to Stephanie Kelton's writing)
Dylan's explainer of Sen. Cory Booker's jobs guarantee proposal (with links to Darrick Hamilton and Sandy Darity's writing)
Bryce Covert's piece on the case for a jobs guarantee
Gallup poll on workers getting a sense of identity from their jobs
White paper on school integration "risks and benefits"