This is simply barkingly mad.
Unemployment has high costs, but productive government spending, unlike private spending, pays for itself by creating jobs that generate tax revenues and cut welfare benefits.
I can think of theories that say that when the private sector isn\’t spending enough then the government must step up to the plate. I can think of theories that say that infrastructure spending creates more jobs than spending upon current consumption.
But a theory which states that public spending, purely and simply because it is public spending, creates more jobs than private spending?
Seriously? What theories is this woman inhaling the fumes of?