Federal Make-Work Betrays Teenagers

from the June issue of the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily magazine –

Federal Make-Work Jobs Betray Teenagers

by James Bovard

Politicians now pretend that government spending can solve any and all ills. Sloshing out federal funds for local summer job programs exemplifies this delusion.

Uncle Sam first began bank-rolling summer jobs for urban teens in 1964. It was decided that government should hire any low-income teen who couldn


One Response to Federal Make-Work Betrays Teenagers

  1. Lawrence September 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    “Fake work program”: that is a great description on more than one level. I’m using it from now on, and I’ll try to remember stealing it from you.