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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|Library of Congress
||Economics, Poverty, Macroeconomics, Public finance, Labor economics
||Economics: Professional & General
||Professional and scholarly
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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||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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
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.