Nick Hanauer’s TED Talk disputes the notion that the rich are job creators. He proves his point by citing the decline in middle class income over the past 32 years at the same time the rich are being taxed at a much lower rate.
With the high rates of unemployment and underemployment, more people have gone into business for themselves. However, to be successfully self-employed you need a different mindset than you do as an employee. If you don’t adopt the correct beliefs and practices, you will not be able to succeed.