Sure, it's not strong as a pure econ card, but it's worth noting that it's paying you for something you'd do anyway, so drawing it is like clicking for 2 with a delayed reaction. Two other factions have similar econ cards; Beanstalk Royalties pays you 2 extra the next time you want to click for a credit. Green Level Clearance pays out when you want a card.
Additionally, there are shenanigans. Using it to fast advance with Efficiency Committee counters is one, but there are others. This lets you advance even when you're broke, so you can still Fast Advance with Astro counters or a rezzed SanSan City Grid even after an Account Siphon or other econ denial attack. It also offers a sneaky way to beat Clone Chipped Clots because you can play this and immediately score before the runner's paid ability window.