I post & Share a good bit of stuff on Facebook about the evils of corporations & the uber-rich. So, you probably think I sneer at the term “job creators” when applied to them.
Mostly, you would be right.
However, I DO recognize that SOME of the very richest got that way from providing real products or services better, faster, smarter than anyone else. In that category, I put the founders of FedEx, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google & a score of others.
These folks actually did create some jobs, even when you balance their later layoffs & off-shoring.
Of course, all the experts will tell you that real job growth comes from small business and new companies; and that requires that wealth be distributed widely enough for the free market to work well.
As wealth is concentrated into fewer & fewer uber-rich people & multinational corporations, job growth dies. And more & more of the wealth goes to people who create nothing except debt & scams.
What attracted me to the libertarian movement in my youth was the vision of a free society where anyone could be wealthy if they chose to work for it. In my adulthood, I came to realize this is a pipe dream & is less likely to be true as corporations buy up the world, which seems to be where we are heading.
So, Occupy Everywhere — if you have a plan to spread the wealth without destroying the society in the process. Otherwise, feh on the future, I suppose.