The author, Derek Chen's claim that many developing countries have been successfully creating jobs for decades while living within their means is simply not true. The problem of joblessness is a problem developing countries have adapted to. I'm a Kenyan and in our country we have the largest slam in Africa -Kibera and the way I see it, slams are an example of adaptation. We live on a lot less than many in the developed world could possibly imagine and part of our adaptation to this situation is resignation to the situation and survival. To say that we have successfully created jobs for decades whle living within our means is simply inaccurate.