Job Creation Quotes

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Milton Friedman
“For example, the supporters of tariffs treat it as self-evident that the creation of jobs is a desirable end, in and of itself, regardless of what the persons employed do. That is clearly wrong. If all we want are jobs, we can create any number--for example, have people dig holes and then fill them up again, or perform other useless tasks. Work is sometimes its own reward. Mostly, however, it is the price we pay to get the things we want. Our real objective is not just jobs but productive jobs--jobs that will mean more goods and services to consume.”
Milton Friedman, Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“12% of dreams create jobs. 88% of jobs destroy dreams.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Yuval Noah Harari
“The crucial problem isn’t creating new jobs. The crucial problem is creating new jobs that humans perform better than algorithms”
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Steve Bivans
“What’s interesting is that most free-marketers don’t seem to want a free market at all, but a status quo market. The market in the United States is anything but free. If it were, big business would have to survive without corporate welfare to the tune of about $1 trillion (that’s trillion) in government subsidies, the majority of which, about $650 billion, go to the fossil fuel industry! They are living off of the public dole on subsidies totaling billions of dollar—that we hand out either directly, or through tax breaks for their big corporations—with the false assumption that they are creating jobs. They are not. They are creating yachts, Leer Jets, and McMansions with swimming pools.”
Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Entrepreneurship is, to most entrepreneurs, the art of using things such as the need for job creation as veils to hide the desire to make way more money than is needed.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Suzanne Skees
“I’m excited to announce that Book 2 of our series, My Job: More People at Work Around the World, is in production. Having met hundreds of people in fascinating jobs, I faced an enormous challenge in selecting the stories to include in Book 2 . . . but I believe this collection will surprise and delight you. It covers a range of jobs in the following sections:

Health and Recovery
Education and Finance
Agribusiness and Food Processing
Arts and Culture
Activism and Diplomacy
The book allows you to experience what it’s like to be an addiction-recovery counselor trained as a clown in London, an art teacher working with gang members in Chicago, a midwife working in rural villages in Guatemala, or a mobile-banking agent making her first million in Zambia.

Book 2 will take you places you’ve never been, from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia to a serene beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, and take you deep into the true stories of what it’s like to work at jobs as disparate as teaching a grieving widow to dance, to negotiating with a terrorist.

The book will publish in March and is available for preorder at Amazon.”
Suzanne Skees