Job Metrics

From a email regarding the pork stimulus plan: By the fourth quarter of 2010, over 3,994,000 jobs are estimated to be created and/or saved due to the American Reinvestment and Recovery act according to Moody’s I’m all for efforts to create jobs in this economy, but I have heard this question asked before and it bears repeating: What tool measures “saved” jobs? There isn’t one, it is simply marketing propaganda.  Granted, the qualifying word in the sentence is “estimated,” but the real issue is job creation.  I think it was Peter Drucker who said if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  The focus this year and… Read More

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