Can the Government Create Jobs?
The leader of the National Party, Judith Collins made a speech in Lower Hutt yesterday during which she was reported as saying "No Government ever creates jobs ... You, the business owners and entrepreneurs of New Zealand, do that". But is it true? The role of the government in job creation is part of a furious debate, particularly in the United States. At some level, it would seem absurd to argue that no government has ever created a job. For example, to the best of my knowl