Sunday, February 5, 2012


I am working on a longer blog on the role of government, but meanwhile some reflections on the whole notion of The Job. 
Isn't it funny how we are all totally sold on the concept?

Not that long ago a job was something one did. Now it is something one has. It is also something one lands, or holds down, as if it were a feisty piece of wildlife.
And it is something governments are supposed to create. 

Creating a job is considered a good in itself, regardless of the nature of the work done. The tar (it ain't oil) sands are a crime against Earth, but oh boy, do they create jobs. 

Isn't it strange how even parties that support a hands-off policy to the sacred market will still judge governments on their performance as job creators?

I don't have answers here, but one never gets those unless one asks the right questions anyway.

When I grow up I want to be a neolithic peasant or a gatherer-hunter.....Just kidding. But only just.

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