Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Letters to the Editor

Consider the cause and effect of jobs

I was astonished to read in the Wednesday paper a supposition by a reader that consumers are the job creators [“Consumers who have money are the job creators,” The Reader’s Voice, May 15].

The author goes on to say business owners, large and small, do not create jobs.

Let’s examine the cause and effect of jobs.

To create or cause something requires a skill to make or design it. In regard to jobs, a business needs an entrepreneur, a risk taker, an employer who organizes and manages profits so the business, among other things, can pay its employees.

The effect is that people who are employed by a business are then able to spend their earned income on goods and services for their own personal needs.

Therefore, a consumer, by definition, uses things, as opposed to a business that produces things as well as jobs.

Cause and effect, a simple fact of life and business.

Loading more