America still has a jobs crisis, and one Pulitzer Prize-winning writer has a solution: Bring the draft back.
Here’s his proposal: Have all men and women serve for 18 months, either in the military or in a civilian service program. We’d strengthen the military, and create a cheap pool of government labor to teach, clean up parks, help the elderly, and perform other essential but low-paying duties.
Draftees would receive low pay but excellent post-service benefits. Anyone who would rather not serve at all could opt out, provided he or she pledge not to ask for government services such as Medicare or subsidized college loans down the road.