Updating Market Theory

These papers elaborate improvements on orthodox understandings of market phenomena in ways that track hitherto hidden opportunities ('money on the table'), new technological developments, or important data that that current indices do not track. The Job Quality Index (JQI) in particular is the first entry in a new project that Hockett is developing, called 'the New Indices Project.' The theory of 'Labor Capitalism,' or 'Laborism,' for its part affords a clearer understanding of enterprise organization, opening the way to a labor-owned economy.

Image: Logo for the New Cornell Job Quality Index developed by Dan Alpert, Jeff Ferry, and Robert Hockett.
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Columns, OpEds, Occasional Journalism

I'm no Marx or Keynes, but like them I do try to accompany most of my scholarly, policy advocacy, and legislative work with more accessible journalistic companion pieces. Here are some of my regular columns for Forbes, The Hill, FT, and Huffington Post, along with other occasional journalism.

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal initiative begun in 2018 marked the beginning of a return to ambitious public-private coordination in the cause of rebuilding the American economy along more just, productive, and sustainable lines. Hockett worked with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her team from the start on the GND Resolution introduced to Congress in early 2019, then on the initiative's finance plan as well as much follow-up legislation found in the 'Legislation' Module of this site.

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