Even so, I groan every time I hear "shovel-ready projects" in connection with this recession. For two reasons:
- Using this term is a strong hint that the projects will involve construction, and that they will ignore other important sectors of the economy. And thus the workers in them.
- Why would governments wait until a recession occurs to look for so-called "shovel-ready projects" rather than planning for inevitable downturns? (I was about to ask whether they had heard of the business cycle but there is ample evidence that 'they' have not.)