Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shark on Dead Tree

My latest column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, commenting on the alchemy of schemes for job creation is here.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am skeptical (actually derisive) of the notion that the President (much less the Governor) runs the economy and that the government ever "creates" jobs.

But I do part ways with some conservatives in suggesting that government can contribute to the creation of the conditions under which jobs may be created by doing something other than getting out of the way. There is infrastructure which is, at least as a practical matter, more efficient for government to provide. The set of those tasks is sunstantially smaller than the set of things that government currently does but it's not empty.

1 comment:

jp said...

I like the sensationalistic title.

The Obama administration thinks government programs should give people what they should desire.