How to slow South Australia’s crippling brain drain
23/01/2017 | By: Sebastian |
Ye olde local rag posted an opinion column suggesting three ways to slow South Australia’s brain drain. Nek minnit, I decided that I shall comment right here and you can as well?
The 3 ways were:
b) create fun (yes that was one of them),
The first thing on the list of any economist and right winger worth their salt is to demand that we slash costly state-based red tape that the Liberals and Labor have both imposed on us during their time in government. Then businesses will waste hundreds of millions of dollars a year less in this state. Who knows, it might help to then create some jobs? Wouldn’t that be something for a change 🙂
The next item on the agenda, assuming that the above is achieved urgently first, is to tackle the distinct lack of industry diversification in SA. Who knows, it might help to then create some jobs? Wouldn’t that be something for a change 🙂 Far too often do we see stories about companies that have given up on their ideas thanks to council and state government red tape. It’s one of the biggest reasons that SA hasn’t progressed much since the late 1970s.
The next item, assuming that the first two are done, is the more controversial idea of what people say: reduce the metro area’s population by a few hundred thousand people. It means stopping all immigration for a while, reducing foreign student numbers, and letting net interstate migration go through the roof. Yes it’s a “radical” idea that property developers and state governments can’t stand, but it has to be done to give remaining locals a fighting chance. Property developers follow the discredited theory that immigrants create jobs. The reality is that the flood of them since the 1990s has created a jobs crisis and that is just the start.
Guess what happens if these three things alone are done? You can comment here at the bottom of the page instead of waiting to see what I would say.
And hey, once people are in jobs and building a future then sure we can create fun 🙂
And yes we need to slash power bills, slash excessive taxes and levies, reduce “safety camera” numbers because a fine later saves not a single life today, reduce housing prices and excessive rents, and so on. Those are more ideas that governments that can’t manage money don’t like but it’s better for the economy and taxation revenue in the longer term.
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