04/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

James K. Galbraith: We Need Jobs Not Deficit Reduction

"Growth," James Galbraith writes in The Guardian, "is not assured; it cannot be assumed; and it is not even the highest priority." Instead, he says, "People need work...The broad outline of a programme is therefore plain. There is no mystery about it. In 1929, Keynes wrote, 'there is work to do; there are men to do it. Why not bring them together?' Today as then, it is that simple."