The broken window fallacy is alive and w…

The broken window fallacy is alive and well in Clayton: they cancelled their Fourth of July celebration.

The one-day celebration costs the town more than $30,000 – about $20,000 in fireworks alone. Resident Ronald Roy lives across from Municipal Park. He said he understands the town’s decision to cancel this year’s celebration.

“That’ll save somebody’s job – an employee’s job,” Roy said.

And the unseen fireworks company that is now getting $20,000 less revenue this year?

Note, I’m not saying this is the wrong thing to do. But trying to justify it with the “jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs” mantra is invalid.