Unfortunately, the JG program, at least as envisioned by its Levy Institute proponents, is not well suited to “public works projects.” If you are thinking about things like better subways, roads, sewers, bridges, etc. those require a lot of capital and a lot of skilled labor. Most of the work on such projects is done by private companies that would not be recommended providers of JG jobs. That is not to say such projects are not needed.

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Economist, Senior Fellow at Niskanen Center, Yale Ph.D. Interests include environment, health care policy, social safety net, economic freedom.

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