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Who Needs Jobs?: Spreading Poverty or Increasing Welfare

Who Needs Jobs?: Spreading Poverty or Increasing Welfare

The goal should not be to create jobs, but to let people earn income in order to consume what they want.

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ISBN 9781137355058
Barcode 9781137355058
Published 20 August 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Lemieux, Pierre
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ISBN-13 9781137355058
ISBN-10 1137355050
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 20 August 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lemieux, Pierre
Category Microeconomics
Labour Economics
Labour Economics: Employment & Unemployment
Number of Pages 201
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 3,285g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Economics, Poverty, Macroeconomics, Public finance, Labor economics
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 331.101
Catalogue Code 522355

Description of this Book

In Jobs, Lemieux explains how jobs are not the goal of economic life, and how creating jobs should not be the goal of public policy. He delves into how income and prosperity are created-businesses producing what consumers demand-proposes solutions to the unemployment problem, and provides readers with the knowledge to navigate the jobs conversations of politicians and economists. With his approach, Lemieux takes this controversial and complex topic and makes it understandable, using economic analysis and real world example

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Pierre Lemieux once again debunks one of the most pervasive delusions driving government economic policy. His lucid writing and vivid examples show why federal programs that seek to create jobs are almost guaranteed to breed boondoggles and undermine productivity throughout the economy. Unfortunately, politicians profit from such schemes no matter how much taxpayers suffer. - Jim Bovard, Author of Attention Deficit Democracy (2006) and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994) In accessible non-technical language, Pierre Lemieux uses economic analysis to explain why successful policies allow technological change to occur that destroys some jobs, creates other jobs, and improves the standard of living. - Peter Van Doren, Senior Fellow and Editor, Regulation Cato Institute
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Pierre Lemieux is an economist affiliated with the Department of Management Sciences of the Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada, a Senior Fellow at the Montreal Economic Institute, and a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute (Oakland, California). He is author of several books, as well as several newspaper and journal articles.

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