03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dean Baker: Job Sharing Could Ease Unemployment

Paul Krugman today solidifies his membership in the Job Squad, that growing contingent of bloggers and policy mavens calling for a new stimulus directed at employment. I've shared many of the Job Squad's ideas -- direct state aid, a tax credit for companies that hire, a payroll tax holiday, public work projects -- but here's one I haven't given much attention to: Job sharing. What is that and how would it work?

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