Who can create jobs?
As political candidates spar and the public criticizes President Obama about job creation, almost everyone seems to ignore a fundamental truth about life. Government creates nothing, it is a mechanism of restraint and destruction, hence its inherent threat as a "fearful master."
Job growth is all about creativity and production.
Governor Rick Perry is readily being pointed to as a job creator in Texas, but the fact is he has never created a single sustainable job in Texas; any merit he deserves lies in the fact that he didn't stand in the way of those who do create the jobs. Texas owes its job growth to the private sector entrepreneurs in the natural resources industries.
Nothing less than a cultural change is necessary to invigorate Montana's economy.
Studies that evaluate and rank states in terms of whether they are a good place to do business have little meaning, said Carl Graham in speaking to attendees of the Montana Petroleum Association's annual conference in Billings. Graham is President of the Montana Policy Institute in Bozeman.
From study to study Montana's ranking fluctuates – sometimes "not bad," sometimes "not good." Essentially, "eh," said Graham. But we are making the wrong measurement.
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