Timmy Elsewhere

At the ASI.

When evaluating green schemes, "creating jobs" is a cost, not a benefit.

For of course if all those busy little workers were not installing tofu machines to light the yurt growing communes, they\’d be off doing something else, curing AIDS, planting turnips or hanging politicians, all things which would arguably increase human happiness more. We are therefore poorer by those things which they will not be doing.

One comment on “Timmy Elsewhere

  1. “Creating jobs” is always a cost. If jobs create themselves, i.e. in productive sector, that is a Good Thing. Going out of your way to ‘create jobs’ is a sure sign of meddling politicians.

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