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Who Needs Jobs?

Spreading Poverty or Increasing Welfare

Authors: Lemieux, P.

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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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"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, Cato Institute, USA and editor of Regulation

"When government regulations create more jobs, is that good? Economists say no. Economist Pierre Lemieux also says no, but beautifully explains why. In one anecdote, he tells us how the chainsaw destroyed logging jobs and made Americans much better off. One of his most powerful messages is that workers' living standards improve when technology destroys jobs. Read, enjoy, and learn." - David R. Henderson, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Who Needs Jobs?
Book Subtitle
Spreading Poverty or Increasing Welfare
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Pierre Lemieux
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35351-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137353511
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35506-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-35505-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 201
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