Why not just have a federal agency who lines up a bunch of infrastructure projects around the U.S., but holds off on them until we have a recession?
This agency could focus on the areas which need more help than others. It’s not exactly a Job Guarantee…
Of course, Garrent Jones is a good water carrier for
Koch College George Mason University, so he wants to suspend prevailing wage laws during the recession.
“the Shubik plan suspended Davis-Bacon prevailing wage laws for the duration of an economic emergency, and if it were mostly a way of saying “let’s do more of our government construction projects during recessions, not during boom-times,” it might even get bipartisan support. I said “might.”
But this isn’t exactly a JG, and it seems more flexible to me.