‘A question papers and TV must start asking’

George Monbiot in The Guardian, London:

“There is no nonsense so gross that it cannot be justified by the creation of jobs…. It is true that investment creates employment. But jobs are used to justify anything and everything. But the big question is asked very rarely in the press: how reliable are these promises? Whenever a new defence contract or superstore or road or airport is announced, newspapers and broadcasters repeat the employment figures without questioning them. They rarely return to the story to discover whether the claims were true.”

Read the full article: The numbers don’t add up

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