Government not going to create jobs, billionaires can: Dylan

Musician Bob Dylan believes job creation is not in the hands of governments but billionaires could do it.

PTI| Updated: Jan 24, 2015, 15:40 PM IST
Government not going to create jobs, billionaires can: Dylan

Washington: Musician Bob Dylan believes job creation is not in the hands of governments but billionaires could do it.

"The government's not going to create jobs. It doesn't have to. People have to create jobs, and these big billionaires are the ones who can do it," Dylan, 73, told AARP the Magazine in an interview while promoting his album 'Shadows in the Night', reported the Washington Post.

"People have to create jobs, and these big billionaires are the ones who can do it. We don't see that happening. We see crime and inner cities exploding with people who have nothing to do, turning to drink and drugs. They could all have work created for them by all these hotshot billionaires," he added.
The musician said he is not talking about communism but these billionaires should try to create industries in the inner cities where people are turning to drinks and drugs.

Dylan also agreed to ship 50,000 copies of his new album to randomly selected AARP subscribers.

The 10 songs in 'Shadows in the Night' have been sung by Frank Sinatra at some point and Dylan said the singer was always on his mind when he created the album

"When you start doing these songs, Frank's got to be on your mind. Because he is the mountain. That's the mountain you have to climb, even if you only get part of the way there. Frank sang to you, not at you," he said. The musician turned reflective while talking about aging and time.

"Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you're around awhile, you leave certain things to the young. Don't try to act like you're young. You could really hurt yourself," he said.