The Working Hypothesis
For decades, American economic policy has been oriented toward consumption, aimed at expanding the size and share of the “economic pie” available to each American. But this narrow focus on GDP growth has hardly translated into consistent gains for all workers, nor has it nurtured the stable families and strong communities at the heart of any healthy society.
In his new book The Once and Future Worker, out November 13 from Encounter Books, Manhattan Institute scholar Oren Cass advances a new “working hypothesis” that puts workers and families first. Challenging conventional wisdom on both sides of the political spectrum, Cass offers a bold new agenda to reform the labor market to meet society’s long-term needs.
Cass recently previewed the book with an excerpt in our pages. This week, he joins the podcast to discuss it with Richard Aldous. Be sure to tune in, and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, where you can leave a review, and follow @aminterest and @oren_cass on Twitter.