Five ideas to create jobs that are so crazy they might just work
With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Washington is trying to “pivot to jobs” once again. And already the discussion feels tired. The White House’s much-hyped ideas don’t seem bold enough, and Republicans have had little to offer aside from the idea that reducing government regulation will somehow let the free market work its magic.
A range of less conventional ideas for creating jobs can be found beyond the narrow Washington conversation, however. They aren’t necessarily politically correct–but that doesn’t mean they would not be effective. It’s not like anything else we’ve been trying lately has been working.
Here are five of the best so-crazy-they-just-might-work ideas to get the economy back on track.
1. Bulldoze excess housing stock
The struggling housing sector continues to exert a drag on the economy as a whole.