December 3, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Robust Consumer Demand Creates Jobs, And Jules From Pulp Fiction Agrees
You know what I’ve had just about enough of? Pipe dreams sold to the masses by the narcissism fueled by greed and wealth. Or in other words, I’m tired of hearing the phrase “job creators” and I’m both fatigued and annoyed every time I hear someone say the wealthy create jobs. And I’m overcome by a fierce rage when I hear yet another gutless politician say we need to give more tax breaks to companies and individuals who are already hoarding large sums of cash so that maybe, just maybe out of the kindness of their gold lined hearts they might see it fit to create a job or two. But oh yeah, then reality intrudes, and I’m reminded that they aren’t going to create those jobs if there isn’t the demand to justify those positions in the first place.
Rich People Actually Don’t Create The Jobs – Business Insider — Or, to put it even more simply, it’s like saying that a seed creates a tree. The seed does not create the tree. The seed starts the tree. But what actually grows and sustains the tree is the combination of the DNA in the seed and the soil, sunshine, water, atmosphere, nutrients, and other factors that nurture it. Plant a seed in an inhospitable environment, like a desert or on Mars, and the seed won’t create anything. It will die.
Or to put it yet another way, I’m fed up with the bullshit that passes for sound economic advice that it seems the entire country has consumed as truth and without question for the past several decades.
And if you didn’t think I was worked up enough when it comes to consumer demand and job creation, I’ll let Jules from Pulp Fiction give you a more accurate barometer of my level of agitation.
Jules (Samuel L. Jackson): There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”