Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of home improvement giant Home Depot, has spoken his mind about how he views today’s generation of younger Americans.
“They don’t want to work. Nobody wants to work anymore, especially office people. They want to work three days a week. It’s incredible,” he said.
“How do you have a recession when you have people that don’t want jobs?” he said. “They’re entitled, they’re given everything. The government, in many cases, if you don’t work, you get as much money as when you did work.”
He also expressed skepticism about fellow billionaires meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss ways to manage the planet based mostly on so-called ‘woke’ ideas.
“I certainly don’t want to see the woke generation coming up, especially the leaders. I’m watching Davos, what happened in Davos, and they’re recommending spending more money on climate control when we don’t have it,” Marcus said last week on “Varney & Co.”
“We’ve already overspent. And if anything, climate control has caused most of the problems we have today,” he continued.
“We need leaders who are basically thinking about the shareholders and their employees, and how well the shareholders are doing and their employees. And I think today it’s all about woke diversity, things that don’t hit the bottom line,” Marcus said.
“I can tell you right now, after some meetings I had yesterday, you can’t hire people,” Marcus, an ardent supporter of capitalism, added. “The government, in many cases, if you don’t work, you get as much money as when you did work… And so you get this laziness, which you have, and it’s basically a socialistic society.”
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