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Green revolution to create 50,000 jobs - Scotsman.com News

SCOTLAND is on the brink of a green jobs revolution with 50,000 posts expected to be created in the next decade, careers experts claim.
Wind analysts, turbine technicians and heat-pump installers will all be needed to cope with the renewable energy rush, according to Careers Scotland, which has started a new campaign to raise awareness of the growing green industry.
They say the number of jobs in fields such as recycling, conservation and renewables is set to rocket in the next ten years. Already there are an estimated 80,000 jobs in the renewable fields that did not previously exist, with another 50,000 predicted over the next decade.

How many times does it need saying:
Creating Jobs is a Cost not a Benefit

Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: UK News :: Labour's green tax will cost every family £3,000

LABOUR’S new green targets will cost every family in Britain more than £3,000, a Government dossier has warned.

The average family income is £32,779 before tax.

Greenery as a religion, now they are tithing us!
(Tithe (from Old English teogothian, “tenth”), a custom dating back to Old Testament times and adopted by the Christian church whereby lay people contributed a 10th of their income for religious purposes, often under ecclesiastical or legal obligation. )

Comments

According to the great sage Anonymous via Tim's article http://timworstall.com/2008/03/30/creating-jobs-is-a-cost-not-a-benefit/:

'An excellent economic argument.
However, what the writer & Tim fail to understand is what they are criticising is not a bug but a feature. To the socialistic, statist mind the whole point of public works projects is to divert resources to where they will do the least good. The ‘ideal’ bridge would lead to a place where no-one wanted to go thus providing the opportunity for another grandiose scheme to encourage bridge usage. (Just follow the arguments for arts funding to see how this works.)
The rationale behind projects that ‘create jobs’ is that there should be a net decrease in jobs due to their introduction, thus increasing the pool of unemployment & justifying another round of ‘job creating’ projects.
The whole point of the exercise is to provide rewarding public sector careers for politicians & bureaucrats.'.

Brill.

Just,

Brill.

Use this, folks. It is perhaps, the best and simplest argument against statism/The EU/New Labour I have read.

If Dave were to arrange a knighthood for this man as one of the first acts of his government we could sleep easy.

STB.

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