The First Job Creator

Adam Kotsko has posted an economic retelling of the Genesis 1 creation account on his blog. Here is how it begins:

In the beginning, God created the wealth and the jobs. Now the wealth was a formless void and darkness covered the sources of value, while the spirit of capitalism hovered over the depths. And then God said, “Let there be jobs,” and there were jobs. And God saw that the jobs were not very good; and God separated the jobs from the surplus-value. God called the surplus-value Wealth, and the jobs he called Costs. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a partition in the midst of the jobs, and let it separate the jobs from the paychecks.” So God made the partition and separated the jobs that were paid from the internships. And God called the partition a Great Opportunity. And God saw that it was profitable. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

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