And its got him lamenting invisible job losses. That's what happens when you study math too much, Andy. You start conjuring up Platonic Realms, and thinking they're real. Might as well cry over Pegasus the winged-horse.
As for the substance of the first post on his brand spanking new blog--that auto-subsidies are ineffective--well, what do you want Ontario to do, Andy? Cut them when various U.S. jurisdictions maintain them? Act like Peter Pureheart, pining for the free market of yore?
There's a difference between lost jobs and closed plants. So far we're just dealing with the former. Your brand of Capitalist Romanticism would lead to the latter.
PS. Welcome back. Mocking Paul Wells is no fun at all.