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The other trouble with Derber's plan is that every time we have a discussion here about "SME" and "job creation" we seem to find that this cliche isn't as robust in reality as it is in people's minds. That is to say, whilst it is a commonplace for people to say things like:

Most jobs are generated in the small and midsize business sector where genuine entrepreneurship still exists.

the evidence is rather more ambiguous.

(Where's TGeraghty when you need him? He's the one with good sources to link to on this stuff.)

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 07:12:21 AM EST
Maybe if we replace "jobs" with "employment" we get a better fit? A lot of SMEs would be either self-employed people or family businesses who employ family members without actually giving them a "job"?

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 07:16:50 AM EST
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I would love to see data in respect of the relationship between PAYE "jobs" and "self employment"

Inland Revenue must have figures even if no-one else does...

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 07:45:49 AM EST
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