Nick Hanauer on ‘job creation’:
“So when businesspeople like me take credit for creating jobs, it’s a little like squirrels taking credit for creating evolution. In fact, it’s the other way around. Anyone who’s ever run a business knows that hiring
more people is a capitalistâ€™s course of last resort, something we do if and only if increasing customer demand requires it.
Further, that the goal of every business – profit – is largely a measure of our relative ability to not create jobs compared to our competitors. In this sense, calling ourselves job creators isn’t just inaccurate, it’s disingenuous.”
Related: Voting based on the economy is dumb