To put a false spin on local job growth when there is, in fact, no such growth in any desirable sector. Smithisizing is necessary to raise morale and keep the few people with money from fleeing.
We need to smithisize these stats. Say we had 400 new jobs in the tourism sector. The public must never know it is really a handfull of raspa carts, some old Mexican women selling tamales door to door, and a fruit stand.
by The Munro May 09, 2005