Census Bureau Will Create Temporary Jobs
FEBRUARY 08, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN
“While Washington legislators debate what role the government should play in job creation this year, the government itself is poised to go on a major hiring spree this spring. That is because of the granddaddy of all government programs — the census, a house-by-house head count of the population conducted every 10 years since 1790. The Census Bureau is starting to hire 1.4 million people to man offices and go door to door collecting information about everything from household income to health status.” (Washington Times, Monday)
But they won’t be producing things we want.
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“The Census: Inquiring Minds Want to Know a Lot” by Lawrence W. Reed