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Steven Wynn Talks Jobs, Economy, and the Need to Reduce Government

Samuel Staley
October 23, 2009, 11:22am

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, a global entertainment business empire, has an exclusive interview (with investor Ron Baron of Baron Capital) on CNBC (Oct 23 2009) where he talks about jobs, the economy, and the dangers of current economic policy that focuses on taxing the so-called rich.

The meat of the economic policy part of the interview starts at about the 4 min, 50 second mark. The "money" quote, in my opinion, is around the 11 minute mark where Steve Wynn says:

"Look the federal government's most powerful weapon is its tax policy, and the restraint of federal power is the most dynamic use of federal power."

In other words, cut taxes to spur innovation, job creation, and long-term economic growth.

The interview is an extraordinary (for mass market TV) 20 minutes, but it's loaded with insight into investment, capital formation, and the job creation side of the economy. (Look for his analogy to the Three Little Pigs early on around the 2 minute mark.)


Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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