Timmy elsewhereMarch 13, 2011 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere2 CommentsAt the ASI. Green jobs are a cost…..again. previousThe Sunday Telegraph\’s campaign against squatting can be relaxed when the victim is Saif Gaddafi.nextNo it isn\’t, dumbass! 2 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” NigelH March 13, 2011 at 10:53 am I like your emphasis of jobs being a cost and not a benefit. However, you do slightly have it both ways in this ASI article. In your own terms the 2.2 jobs lost as a result of green investment are actually a benefit, and so it’s potentially a good thing that there’s net job loss. Of course, the comparison can’t be made without comparing the “seen” new windmills with the “unseen” output that we’ve lost and that’s always much harder to judge. NigelH March 13, 2011 at 11:17 am Thinking further it’s made me realise that when most people hear about jobs being created (myself included before reading your comments) they unconsciously think in terms of previously unemployed people taking them up, and so assume no useful output has been lost at all. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.