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What Is Seen and What Is Unseen: Government "Job Creation"

JUNE 10, 2009 by LARISSA PRICE

How can Obama and his economic advisers know what kinds of jobs will position our economy to "lead the world" in the long term? Indeed, how can we expect anyone to know what kinds of jobs will be able to offer such a guarantee of wealth and security, considering the enormous complexity of our world?

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What is Seen and What is Unseen: Government "Job Creation"

FEBRUARY 11, 2009 by LARISSA PRICE

Assuming Obama and his advisers are right -- that his plan will indeed save or create that many jobs -- what proof do we have that it will leave us better off than if it's not implemented at all?

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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