The Federal Government and Job Creation

Recognizing that “jobs” is the #1 issue for voters in the 2016 election, all of the candidates are talking about how they’re going to create jobs, help the middle class and reduce income inequality.

Which got me thinking–what government policies actually create jobs, which ones create an environment conducive to job creation and which ones destroy jobs or impair job creation? Can the government create jobs beyond simply paying more workers (directly or through subsidies to business)?

Here are a couple of links, one recent, one “not so,” to review for discussion tomorrow.

The Mirage of a Return to Manufacturing Greatness

The Myth of Job Creation

 

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