That’s why I can say with confidence that rich people don’t create jobs, nor do businesses, large or small. What does lead to more employment is a “circle of life” like feedback loop between customers and businesses. And only consumers can set in motion this virtuous cycle of increasing demand and hiring. In this sense, an ordinary middle-class consumer is far more of a job creator than a capitalist like me.
So when businesspeople take credit for creating jobs, it’s a little like squirrels taking credit for creating evolution. In fact, it’s the other way around.
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But the religious views of immigrants, many of whom Kaufmann says will come from devout regions of the world, could push the U.S. to the right.
“As the secular regions age and depopulate, they will replenish their workforce with religious immigrants, injecting religion back into society and politics,” Kaufmann wrote.
Republicans could also offset Democrats’ gains through immigration if fertility among conservatives continued to outstrip that of liberals. Family size, which was once a matter of survival, is now a value choice. What do you think? Could the changing demographics of the U.S. push the population further to the right? Join the discussion.