Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nina Banks — The Black Woman Economist Who Pioneered a Federal Jobs Guarantee

Decades before it caught on with other economists, Sadie Alexander was the first economist to recommend a government jobs guarantee in the US.…
Many contemporary economists have endorsed this idea, which is often credited to Hyman Minsky in the 1960’s[1]. But, its genesis actually begins two decades earlier, with Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, America’s first black economist.

Good to know. Like the fact that Aristotle wrote that money/currency (nomisma) is a creature of law (nomos).

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