How can we have an economy if we keep losing jobs?

Crikey readers talk spying on Timor-Leste and the real cost of letting Holden shut up shop.

Jobs and livelihoods are not the cost of doing business

Les Heimann writes: Re. “Right decision, but Coalition car chaos shows need for economic vision” (yesterday). Oh for goodness sake. Stop this nonsense about Holden had to go, right decision, perfect storm and all the other spin. This country has to have jobs so people can earn money so that they can spend money, and that’s called an economy. Everywhere, without exception, cars are manufactured thanks to government support. Governments do this so there are jobs. We are talking here of up to 200,000 jobs, as clearly Toyota must now be unsustainable. All the local suppliers will not be able to provide the small amount of material at competitive prices to only what will be one-third of what their market was.This is an economic disaster. Why is it not recognised? Where will these people go? An idiotic statement today on the radio to the effect that the country would transition all these people to other jobs is typical of the cuckoo land some of our economic rationalists actually inhabit.

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  1. shepmyster

    One term Tony. God help us to see out the next 3 years. If there’s any possibility of a double dissolution then lets hear it.

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