The Roosevelt Institute has a new report out about monetary policy that is skippable, but within it are some newsworthy paragraphs, on the page numbered 17, making what the group calls "a progressive case for growth":
sustained high growth and low unemployment almost always pulls up wages disproportionately, especially at the bottom of the distribution....Finally, low-productivity jobs and underemployment are generally less intrinsically rewarding, more tedious and often more physically taxing, less secure and enjoy less respect and status than productive jobs. So an argument that the economy is still far from potential is in part also an argument for better jobs for ordinary Americans.
I'm not sure I buy the "physically taxing" part of this (being a pro football player or pro baseball catcher is also "physically taxing," but also high status and high reward) or the idea that "status" should be taken so seriously. But to the extent the Roosevelt Institute is making something of a "rising tide lifts all boats" argument against the no-growth or slow-growth forces on the left, it's good to see.