John Stossel on Who Really Creates Jobs


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John Stossel took a camera to Times Square this week and asked people, "What creates jobs?" Most had no answer.  One said, "stimulus!" What, asks Stossel, government creates jobs? No! It's natural that people think government creates jobs, writes Stossel, because politicians always say that. Now that government has lots of power, people look to it to create jobs. Communist countries had five-year plans. They didn't work.  That's because jobs come from government getting out of the way and letting employers produce goods.