Give the guy a few million, and watch him stop complaining about a lack of “jobs” overnight… People need/want the purchasing power to consume stuff. Not “a job.” What they complain about, is a lack of purchasing power. Nobody complains they aren’t allowed to work more hours at no added pay. While more pay for the same amount of work seem just a-ok for most everyone. Hence, obviously, what people want more of is pay. Not “a job” in and of itself.
The reason the two is often confused by those who absolutely refuse to think even a wink beyond popular fistpump slogans, is that most people do need to do something productive in return for pay. So they do need to work. But the only “policy goal” that corresponds with people’s actual revealed preferences, is to maximize the amount of pay people receive. Not whether they are classified as unemployed by the BLS or not. And maximizing their pay, requires maximizing the amount of output each worker is able to produce. Which means increasing the amount of capital available to him, as well as his skill at using the capital available. Not just being able to check of some box saying he is now arbitrarily classified as “employed” rather than “unemployed” based on meeting some made-up criteria.
Newton, Einstein, internal combustion engines and economics, were all invented prior to governments “meaningfully” interfering in the education of their kids and kin, that people have been doing since before they were even people.
The Soviet government ran an infinitely more impressive “education system” than the Hong Kong one for the duration of their existence. And had the Chess champions to show for it. And some hydrogen bombs. Even a nice stack of Nobels. But precious little else. Particularly in the way of welfare for it’s population. And you know why? Because of a lack of Laissez-Faire.
Mankind always puts “forth effort to fight the universe’s natural state of chaos.” No man can help doing so. But each man is only meaningfully able to put forth such effort to fight the chaos he experiences himself. There are no Dear Leaders putting forth effort to fight it on anyone else’s behalf. All pretending there is accomplishes, is allowing said Dear Leader to fight hos own particular chaos with resources stolen from others. Such that said others are now less able to fight the chaos they themselves experience. Cue “well educated” Soviet graduates of free (in many fields very highly regarded) state universities, vs illiterate Hong Kong textile traders.
The Invisible Hand that inevitably coordinates the “chaos fighting” undertaken by free men, OTOH, doesn’t steal. Nor impede in any other way, mankind’s (which is no more than a simple aggregate of all men’s) effort to fight chaos. Hence, the less Dear Leader, and the more Invisible Hand, the less stealing, and the more chaos fighting. For all but possibly Dear Leader himself, and his closest associates and hangers-on.