Oooh, Oooh,June 3, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere5 CommentsI get attacked! By Tony Juniper! Wonder if I\’ll get the right of reply? previousBad Pun, Bad PunnextTanker Drivers\’ Strike 5 thoughts on “Oooh, Oooh,” Kit June 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm “Of course, jobs are a cost, but it is not difficult to see how we could generate power with more jobs and for less money.” I don’t think he quite accepts jobs are a cost. D-Notice June 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm Isn’t the right of reply known as the comment section? Mr Art June 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm “Even oil spills count positively in conventional economic calculations – for example, because of the money spent on buying detergents and hiring ships and people for clean-up.” Ironic that he accuses economists of exactly the “make-work” fallacy you’re bemoaning… dearieme June 3, 2008 at 10:24 pm “But let’s unpack it a bit.” That’s real patronising git English. Surreptitious Evil June 4, 2008 at 9:30 am “If anyone is missing the main point about the environment it has to be conventional economists. Nowhere in our national accounts do they count the fabric of our planet for anything (even though it is positive to note that one or two tools are being modestly taken up in some economies – such as emissions trading in the EU).” I thought that conventional economics generally referred to “the fabric of our planet” as “the tragedy of the commons”? A well understood explanation for why so much of the general environment and especially the economically exploitable parts of it are a mess. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.