Michael, I’ve also written on this topic. The key, I think, is to understand that jobs are different from work.

Jobs involve labor that generates high enough market value goods or services to support the worker with a living wage.

Work is useful labor that does not produce goods or services that can be sold to consumers for enough money to pay the worker a living wage. The shortfall between the price of the goods/services and the living wage needs to be covered by gov’t subsidies to the non-profit corp employers who manage the work.

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