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Nuclear Nutjobs In Hinkley Point, Somerset: But Jobs Are A Cost Of Doing Something

by | 21st, October 2013

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IT’S a strange thing to be boasting about  goings on in Hinkley Point, Somerset.

David Cameron has hailed as “brilliant news” the £16bn of new investment and 25,000 jobs he says will come to Britain as the Government struck a deal for the country’s first new nuclear plant in a generation on Monday.

Yes, it’s great that they’re finally going to build the damn nuke. It’ll reduce carbon emissions and the likelihood that the lights will go out. But it always astonishes me when politicians tells us how many jobs are going to be created by their plans.

For, of course, jobs are a cost, not a benefit.

Jobs are a cost to those who do them, obviously. We dislike working so much that people actually have to bribe us with real cash money to

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