Some things never change:
“The most frequent barriers to opportunity today are not ‘whites only’
factories or businesses to which ‘no Irish need apply.’ They are factories
and businesses that never were because it wasn’t worth it for anyone to
build them! They are the inner-city wrecks that stand empty now because their occupants couldn’t afford to retool. They are the jobs that will never be because your would-be employer can’t afford to pay your wages and then pay the government more in payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, Social Security charges, and the like because he hired you.”
— Jack Kemp, “An American Renaissance” (1979), p. 35.