Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jobs Summit?

I largely loathe meetings, unless it is an occasion to tell people what I think and what to do. If I want to know what others think, I'd rather read or hear about it one on one. The bigger the meeting, the less productive it is, because the intelligent people have their time curtailed by the fools.

Having a talkshop about how to create jobs is like having any sort of meeting.

Meetings are where people talk about doing something, not actually doing it.

Imagine a reproduction summit interested in boosting the number of babies. Think how much more productive people would be simply going out and doing it.

So ask yourself this. Are the people at the Jobs Summit (and those complaining they haven't been invited) people who ever create jobs anyway? Of those handful who do (business), wouldn't they be better off being entrepreneurial, or do they see this as a nice taxpayer subsidised excuse to network with others?

I remember the fourth Labour Government, which had Summit Conferences on the economy, Maori and even railways. None of which did ANY good, except make the unproductive feel warm and fuzzy. You see after all that, David Lange, Roger Douglas and co did what was best for the economy, ignoring most of the views expressed at the Economic Summit Conference.

John Key and Bill English could do worse than just sit down with Roger Douglas and listen. They might learn something.


Anonymous said...

A-fucking -men!

peteremcc said...

Here here, excellent post!

motella said...

What sickens me are those representatives of private business that should be advocating more freedom, capitalism, a reduction in state spending and less regulation & bureaucracy.

Instead these turncoats seem to quickly adapt to what is expected of them by the dim socialist media and strut around like drooling beasts demanding corporate welfare initiatives.

What business "leader" will break free from the collective, reject the chance of his businesses achieving honorary national "iconic" status and outline measures that will really make a difference.